Turkey donates computers to Dominica

The computers were donated by the Turkish government
The computers were donated by the Turkish government

The Turkish government has donated 50 desktop computers to the government of Dominica amounting to US$35,000.

The computers will go to the Division of Agriculture.

They will be distributed across seven various agricultural regions and stations in Dominica where some of these resources are very much lacking, including the agricultural library, the agricultural information, communications and technologies unit, the livestock development unit, citrus certification project and produce chemist lab.

At a handing over ceremony held at the Division of Agriculture conference room at the Botanical Gardens on Friday, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Harold Guiste said, the computers will be used to, “enhance the work and the output of the Ministry of Agriculture and to provide a better and more efficient service to the farmers and people of Dominica.”

“This for us is a very wonderful gesture and the government of Dominica appreciates this great gesture done by the government and the people of Turkey,” he said.

He said the computers will enhance the performance of the agriculture sector, improve the flow of information, do more speedy soil analysis, among others.

He stated that representatives of the government of Turkey met with the government of Dominica in May 2014, seeking areas to assist the island.

“We recognized that we had a deficiency and we would require to have our various agriculture offices computerized,” Guiste stated.

Guiste pointed out that in the past, a number of agricultural officers use their own personal computers for doing their jobs “because we did not have enough computers”

“Now we can assure them that they do not have to use their personal equipment anymore,” he said.

Meanwhile Director of Agriculture, Ricky Brumant, said the computers will assist the Division of Agriculture in ensuring that programs are more progressive and “we can deliver to farmers in this country our mandate, that is to provide technical support particularly for what they do at their farms.”

Brumant revealed that there are other areas the Turkish government expects to give assistance including “small farm implements and extension training.”

Turkey is in Western Asia and because of its location at the crossroads of Europe and Asia it has been described as “a country of significant geostrategic importance.”

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7 Comments

  1. lost sheep
    December 1, 2014

    Someone clarify this…………How do computers help in doing………. more speedy soil analysis……..

  2. LawieBawie
    November 29, 2014

    Wow!! It is quite obvious that this article is not centered around politics.

  3. Mahaut talk roro
    November 29, 2014

    Wow …turkey needs to help the people in Syria next door…let skrioooo get his computer for dominica because he got millions to get singers paying mad money…dominica please think of that we get stuff from ppl yet we begg our government waste… Looookk roro

  4. Anonymous
    November 29, 2014

    give turkey back their computers. now is not the time to be dealing with middle eastern countries. especially turkey. second of all we should stay away from these islamists. turkey actually has the islamic symbols as its national flag. People dont get that turkey is involved in everything

  5. Anonymous
    November 29, 2014

    The farmer are going to be equiped with computers and the airport and hospital are still pening?. A donation for that price? I thought donations were free of charge

  6. November 28, 2014

    The DLP is really trying they are bring in all their goodies at election time hopping that the people will fall for that just remember Dominicans the power is in your hands, so take all that you can get and on December 8, 2014 VOTE the DLP and all it’s ministers out of office and look forward to all the changes you would like to see come thru. for DOMINICA and it’s people.
    Just think of this Dr.Thompson Fountain goes all over the World and in the Caribbean to show them how to turn around their financial and other business matters which work for those countries and Islands so why wouldn’t we want him to do the same thing for Dominica he is well educated and highly qualified I say lets us put him to work for us Team Dominica UWP have all it takes to make us feel proud again..

    JOY TO THE WORLD TEAM DOMINICA UWP IS BACK !

  7. touble
    November 28, 2014

    or distributed in the homes of some reds hmmm

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