Gov’t neglect of Region 10 is betrayal of Jagan’s principles


Government is neglecting the agricultural potential of Region Ten and allowing the exploitation of renewable resources and workers’ rights, according to APNU MP Vanessa Kissoon, who said these practices would have been condemned by the founding father of the ruling PPP Dr. Cheddi Jagan.

Making her contribution to the budget debate on Monday, Kissoon said the region borders six regions with access to over 80 percent of Guyana’s agricultural market. The geographic location of this region presents opportunities for exploring and exploiting the country’s agricultural potential, she said, while charging that this is being ignored by the government, raising “valid questions as to why and for what ends.”

She said that the region’s potential for massive output of crops and livestock production exists and has been validated by Go-Invest, which has recognised the ideal farming conditions, including soil, drainage, fertilisation, creation for an ideal environment for the application of high technology and the …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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