‘Transforming our local content’
─Govt committed to assisting farmers at Great Troolie Island
─will offer agriculture extension services
DPI, Guyana, Sunday, January 5, 2020
A message of prosperity and optimism was brought to residents of Great Troolie Island, when Director-General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon and Regional Executive Officer (REO), Region Three, Jennifer Ferreira-Dougall, visited the village on Sunday.
Located in the Essequibo River, Great Troolie Island has a population of just over 80 persons who are mostly involved in cash crop and poultry farming.
Engaging residents at the Primary School, the Director-General assured that the government will ensure the produce of farmers are marketed properly and they are satisfied with their returns.
“Apart from the farm to market roads, we are going to provide some guarantees with respect to the marketing of your produce… once you can provide these items in a sustainable way and of a certain quality, then you can be guaranteed that your government will ensure the market is protected,” Harmon assured.
He relayed that the government will render major assistance on the farmlands by providing agriculture extension services.
Pointing to the evident development across the country, achieved in a mere four years, Harmon reminded that the government is increasing its efforts in addressing the needs of all citizens.
“We are spending a lot of money on local content, on your health, your education and your physical needs. These are paramount on the government’s agenda.”
Additionally, he noted that this year citizens will witness a paradigm shift in government, as it continues to move to a “first world state” status.
“….. All of these spectacular changes are all connected to our vision for Guyana, our vision of a state that provides services to all our people where ever they live,” DG emphasised
Meanwhile, REO Ferreira-Dougall promised to return to the island to conducts an assessment to determine how the community can be further developed.