Cotton Tree farmers seek payout for losses after flooding of lands
-action necessary to avoid disaster, says Ramsammy
By Marcelle Thomas
Cash crop farmers of Cotton Tree Village, West Berbice are counting enormous losses after the persistent flooding of their farmlands caused by the blocking of a Sluice at D’Edward Village and made worse by the cutting of dams nearby by the Region Five Regional Democratic Council (RDC).
However, Minister of Agriculture Dr. Leslie Ramsammy explained that the closure of the sluice was done to fix an underground problem, which could have resulted in major flooding to the entire area and residents were aware that the sluice would be closed. …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.