Reducing Grenada’s Poultry Import Bill

Thursday, November 16, 2017 2:59 PM - George's, Grenada

ST. GEORGE, GRENADA, NOV. 16, 2017 -
The Government of Grenada will announce plans in the upcoming budget, to reduce this country’s huge poultry import bill.

During the November 5 endorsement of Sen. Pamela Moses, as the candidate for St. Patrick East, Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Dr. the Rt. Hon Keith Mitchell, said Government has embarked on a serious initiative, to address the high import bill. Support for farm labour is also one of Government’s major plans.

The Prime Minister said, “On the budget on the 27 of November, you will hear specific amounts of money that will be allocated to this important area, where we will be growing more of our meat, locally, and not having to import as much as we do now.

We’ll also institute a farm labour support scheme, where the small farmers, who have difficulty cleaning the lands and preparing the lands, for further development of the sector, Government will – in the next budget - sisters and brothers, announce  a specific plan of action, for that particular area.

The praedial larceny area is another area of significant initiative to help the farmers, because we know how difficult it is that someone spends all his time and energy – his labour - hoping to reap, to take care of his family, and some people sit idly by and wait to reap what he in fact grows.

Government will be moving with a specific plan of action to deal with that specific problem, in addition to what we have done before. ”





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