PM Nagamootoo attends ‘Rice Cocktail’ event

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Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, who is performing the functions of the President, attended the Guyana Rice Development Board’s (GRDB) ‘An Evening of Rice, a cocktail and Exhibition celebrating the versatility of rice’, held at the Umana Yana. Members of Government, Members of the Diplomatic Corp among others also attended ‘last evening’s event.

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and Agriculture Minister Noel Holder with other guests at the event
Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and Agriculture Minister Noel Holder with other guests at the event

As reported by INews yesterday morning, this event was heavily criticised by General Secretary of the Guyana Rice Producers Association Mr Dharamkumar Seeraj who dubbed the event as another demonstration of “reckless spending and misuse of rice farmers money by the current Administrators of the industry”.

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo at the 'Rice Cocktail' event (Photo from PM office)
Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo at the ‘Rice Cocktail’ event (Photo from PM office)
 RPA General Secretary Dharamkumar SeerajRPA General Secretary Dharamkumar Seeraj
Seeraj noted that only recently, nearly $150 million dollars of farmers hard-earn money were taken by the APNU/AFC government and given to the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GUYSUCO) to experiment with rice cultivation.   

Seeraj, in a statement to the media, said he is strongly of the view that “this Cocktail and Exhibition provide another opportunity for bureaucrats to rub shoulders and enjoy drinks at farmers’ expense”.

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  1. A very shameless act on the GRDB part. Fistly, what was the positive discussion and recommendations for the upliftment of the industry? Secondly, the food that was presented there, how many RICE RECIPE was there? Thirdly, how many actual RICE FARMERS was there? Someone SHOULD HAVE GIVEN MOSES NAGAMOTTO SOME RICE MAR TO DRINK.

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