James is calling on the government to subsidize fertilizer for farmers, which he says is greatly needed.
According to James the Dominica Banana Producers limited is unable to assist farmers with subsidies for fertilizers due to the constraints that they are now faced with.
James is calling on the government to pay what is due to the Dominican farmers.
“Farmers need to be assisted. Right now they are out on their own and particularly we heard about subsidies. When I called for them to provide subsidies, the minister has all sorts of things to say about me and yet they went on to say that they are going to subsidize,” he said.
According to James, farmers are in danger of having to pay high prices for fertilizers because the organizations will not be able to honor any commitment to sell the fertilizers at a subsidized price.
He said government has failed to pay the organizations monies owed hence farmers are being punished.