He added, “Invite the extension officers to your farms, because everybody is presently on a rapid replanting programme. You cannot do it alone; you need the support of the extension officers of your area. Do not wait on them to come to you, go to the offices and invite them to your farms”. He said production levels must increase in every area of the agriculture sector, in the New Year.
Minister Drigo also advised that three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000.00) had been approved to assist fishermen, who were affected by Tropical Storm Erika. “This week we will be assisting our fisher folks…Our hope is that before the week is over, we can start paying this contribution to some of these fisherfolk, to get them back into the waters,” he said.