Ramsammy pushing ‘buy local’

– warns poor quality products will not be certified for sale

Agriculture Minister Dr Leslie Ramsammy has been sounding off on what he says is the desirability of Guyanese assuming a more assertive buy local posture, while warning local agro-processors to ensure their products secure official certification from the Food and Drugs Department or they will effectively be barred from local supermarket shelves.

“There is no reason for us to import plantain chips from Trinidad and Tobago,” Ramsammy said. “It’s not their fault; it is our fault; we are foreign-minded,” he told a gathering of farmers and agro-processors in the …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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