AFC wants compensation for flooded Cotton Tree farmers

The AFC says that flooded Cotton Tree Village cash crop farmers should be compensated for their 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).

Farmers from Cotton Tree Village, whose crops were lost in the recent flood, were present at the AFC news conference on Wednesday, where the party indicated that it will support the compensation for farmers.

Minister of Agriculture Dr. Leslie Ramsammy had told Stabroek News 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  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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