President of the Sheep and Goat Farmers Association, Shiraz Khan, is lamenting what he says is the slow response by the Ministry of Agriculture in addressing farmers losses as a result of the floods.
Speaking on the Power Breakfast Show on Power 102.1 FM this morning, Mr Khan expressed his disappointment with the authorities’ response.
He explained that farmers had to actually go to the ministry’s offices themselves because help was not forthcoming.
Mr Khan went on to chastise the Agriculture Ministry for what he says appears to be its lack of effort in assisting farmers.
He noted that while massive humanitarian efforts were underway for persons who lost their material items, not enough focus is being placed on farmers who also lost their livestock and, in essence, their income.
HELP ON THE WAY
Meanwhile, President of the Agricultural Society Dhano Sookoo says that things are being put in place to ensure that farmers who have suffered losses due to the flooding can manage their loan payments.
Speaking with News Power Now she revealed that the Society planned to visit affected farmers and had worked out an agreement with the Agriculture Development Bank for the farmers.