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Senator proposes for URP and CEPEP to adopt an agriculture aspect to their operations.

Senator proposes for URP and CEPEP to adopt an agriculture aspect to their operations.

There is a proposal for social programmes such as the Unemployment Relief Programme and CEPEP to adopt an agriculture aspect to their operations.

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The idea was put forward by Independent Senator, Stephen Creese.

He was speaking during this week’s Budget Debate in the Senate.

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Mr. Creese noted that with food security a concern as well as the mounting food import bill this concept should be seriously considered.

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Government has significantly reduced funding allocated for URP and CEPEP citing the decline in earnings and the need for better management to avoid wastage and corruption.

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