The Beausejour Agricultural Complex in Vieux-Fort will be relocated to Micoud to make way for the Desert Star Holding (DSH) project on which preparatory work has begun a few weeks ago.
That’s according to well-placed sources at the Ministry of Agriculture.
However, the staff at the complex, some of whom say they are aware of the move, has not been informed when exactly they will be relocated.
Earlier this month, the complex was deemed unsafe for work by the labour department which advised the staff to stay away from their place of work.
After staying away for almost three weeks, they were asked last week to return to work by management after some renovation work was done on the building. But according to the workers, work was done only in the building, but not outside.
It was rumoured that the tardiness in addressing the concerns of the workers was as a result of government’s intention to relocate the workers.
Work on the project is taking place about 100 metres from the complex.
In the meantime, the agricultural workers are experiencing some discomfort whenever it’s dry and a bit windy, due to the dust, which comes from the project — a contentious issue from since it’s announcement last year.