The annual general meeting of the Labasa branch of the National Farmers Union has been cancelled, after the interim government cancelled its permit it had issued earlier.
A permit was issued on 12 May allowing the meeting to go ahead at the Labasa Civic Centre tommorrow but it was revoked today without any reason given.
NFU general secretary Mahendra Chaudhry, who had travelled to Labasa for the meeting, says he's disappointed.
"There is a growing sense of frustration among farmers that their genuine concerns are not being addressed. The high cost of fertilizer, the escalating costs of harvesting and transporting cane to the mills this season are among serious issues that need to be addressed before the onset of harvesting."
The police stopped Chaudhry's meeting in Lautoka last week.