Bajan Agri Minister criticizes gov’t for poor investment in sector
(Barbados Nation) Minister of Agriculture Dr David Estwick has harshly criticized Government for failing to invest more heavily to transform and reposition the sector.
And Estwick has threatened to resign if he does not get support in his mission.
“It is either that my administration going tek me seriously or I gine resign; simple as that,” a fired-up Estwick declared to a hushed audience at the Savannah Hotel on Wednesday.
He said the ministry had this year been allocated a mere 1.5 per cent of the national budget, when other countries that understood the importance of agricultural diversification and contribution to economic growth and linkages were spending six and seven per cent.