Morocco government comes to the assistance of local farmers

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Morocco government comes to the assistance of local farmers
Minister Alva Baptiste
Minister Alva Baptiste

Saint Lucia farmers in communities island-wide will benefit from special assistance from the Government of Morocco in the procurement of much needed agricultural inputs.

The Moroccan Government has committed to supplying Saint Lucia with two hundred tons of fertiliser annually to aid with the island’s banana production.

The assistance was secured by the island`s Minister for External Affairs, International Trade and Investment Honuorable Alva Baptiste following a visit to Morroco where he held meetings with high level government officials in December 2012.

“Inputs come at a great cost to our farmers and so we are going to get two hundred tons of fertiliser every year to assist our farmers to reduce the unit cost of producing bananas so as a government we are doing all in our power to make new friends for Saint Lucia so that we are able to survive in this hostile environment”.

Minister Baptiste says government is also exploring the possibility accessing scholarships for Saint Lucian students to study in Morocco. This the minister is one of government top priorities.

“I don’t want you to forget that Japan owes its phenomenal growth as an Industrial power to education and Russia mounted from the status of a poor underdeveloped country to developed country and super power mainly on the wings of education so certainly this aspect of mobilising scholarships for the country is of tremendous significance”.

Minister Baptiste says the government and people of Saint Lucia are extremely grateful for the commitment of Morocco to providing special assistance to the island.

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  1. Whats the use of fertilizers when there is no bananas? Alva come with smthing better for heavens sake! all our governments have been doing in the past is beg...beg...beg...and now begging for shit! Do smthing different for a change and for the better days that SLP promised! I suported labour but shame on labour now! nxt am voting LPM!

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  2. You all are a bunch of fools. You all made people believe BETTER DAYS ARE HERE,and is 15%VAT you all come and impose on us. You will never get my vote again because you all are the same dam thing. The only time you all know people is around election time, when you all come to us in desperate need of votes. Lort election choo zoute patay.

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