Hon Arhim Eustace is calling on the Ministry of Agriculture to compensate banana farmers who are being affected by the Black Sigatoka disease.
Posted in News and Sports on 21. Sep, 2011
The Hon Arhim Eustace is calling on the Ministry of Agriculture to compensate banana farmers who are being affected by the Black Sigatoka disease.
Eustace said that the disease is much more serious than what it is believe to be and it should be controlled now in order to avoid a complete wipe out.
The Minister with responsibility for Agriculture and who is also the chairman of WINFRESH initially said that the Ministry will be compensating farmers involved in the cutback exercise but to this day many farmers are complaining that they have not received no such compensation.
Mr. Eustace said the banana crisis is having a detrimental effect on the farmers most of whom are poor and trying to make a living from an industry that seems to be going to the grave. He also mentioned that other businesses would be affected as well since persons in the industry will no longer have the purchasing power they once had.