Essequibo rice farmers complaining about post-dated cheques

Essequibo rice farmers are expressing concern after payments promised by the Agriculture Ministry to cover over $300 million in outstanding debts were made to some of them with post-dated cheques.

Several farmers protested outside Parliament yesterday as the national budget was being read.

Stabroek News was told by rice farmers that last week’s meeting with representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture, the Guyana Rice Develop-ment Board (GRDB) and the Rice Producers Asso-ciation was to finalise a strategy to have rice farmers  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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