Essequibo rice farmers assured of payment by August 8th

-during meeting with President

In the aftermath of a protest that landed 17 of their number before the court on Tuesday, Esse-quibo rice farmers were yesterday given an assurance by the government that outstanding paddy payments would be made by August 8th.

However, the rice farmers remain frustrated that they have once again been promised reforms of the the industry but with no comprehensive plan attached.

During a meeting with the farmers at the Hampton Court Primary School yesterday, during which President Donald Ramotar was also …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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