Donald committed to agribusiness in district


NORTH Fly MP James Donald says he is committed to helping locals earn a living and grow their agribusinesses.
Donald said this as a group of local farmers harvested 10 pawpaws, weighing a total of 30kg,
last week and sold it to a local
He said ensuring people in his electorate to earn a living was important and his district office had prioritised agriculture as a key pillar in its five-year plan.
Donald and a group of local farmers harvested the pawpaws last weekend and brought it to a hotel in Kiunga where they were sold for K9 per kilogramme.
“We just made K270 from less then 10 fruits whereas in an open market in Kiunga, the fruits are sold at between K5 and K15 per fruit depending on the sizes,” he said.
Donald said the hotel would bring opportunities for the local farmers, including supplying it with locally grown produce.
He urged his people to grow crops that would could be sold to businesses as well as at markets as a source of income.