United Workers Party (UWP) candidate for Roseau Central, Glenroy ‘Soso’ Cuffy has said that the budget allocation for the agricultural sector needs to be increased.
Cuffy said while speaking at the UWP Eastern District Zonal Rally in La Plaine on July 21, that if the UWP comes into power, they will send farmers to work to earn a living for their families and produce for their country.
“Everywhere in the world, agriculture is taken seriously by every government, so much so that they place high budgets or they have allocated big budgets to ensure that they care for the farmers so that the farmers can produce for the nation and to sell their produce outside to bring in much needed foreign exchange to their countries,” he stated.
“As a result we need to tell you we must increase the budget allocation, as a party, in agriculture… the feeder roads, we will unblock them. We have to stop that rural urban drift so farmers who are skillful in producing to sustain the livelihoods of their family and this country, we going to send them back to work.”
Cuffy worked in the agricultural sector, more particularly, the banana industry, for many years.