RPA wants concessions for rice farmers

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Rice farmers protesting
Rice farmers protesting
Rice farmers protesting

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Rice farmers on the Essequibo Coast have again taken to the streets protesting the low prices that they are currently being offered for their produce by the rice millers in the industry.

The large group of farmers who gathered outside of the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) on Wednesday were addressed by Guyana Rice Producers Association General Secretary Dharamkumar Seeraj, who told them of an impending crisis in the sector.

Seeraj, a Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) Parliamentarian, told farmers that they are in trouble and nobody is looking out for them adding that there will be many sleepless nights for farmers, especially those that owes the bank.

RPA General Secretary Dharamkumar Seeraj
RPA General Secretary Dharamkumar Seeraj

 He also told farmers that the seriousness of the rice industry will hit home around mid-October since the industry cannot clear expense at $2,000 per a bag of paddy.

He said if the prices cannot be increase significantly then farmers will not be able to go back to the land.

The General Secretary of the RPA called for concessions on fuel, lubricants, fertilizer and spare parts and for the government to intervene.

He told farmers that the prices currently being offered by millers are unrealistic. Seeraj promised that the picketing exercise will move to Georgetown and it will be more dramatic.

13 COMMENTS

  1. You racist jackal the government has nothing to do with the price the millers are paying. This has to do with the Venezuelans and their discontinuing the rice for oil deal. And all of us know why. They want our land and oil. You racist liar speak the truth. This is not about the government. Jesus the ppp criminals are out good riddance. Get use to it or move to Venezuela.

  2. I cannot identify one progress made.Are you delusional.What do u call progress when everything seems to be crumbling around.

  3. Suite them right they vote for change, they got it so deal with it, ayu betta start apply fu visa before the worst start stepping in, they are sure Rubber stamp they cant do anything to help anyone.
    Sad indeed because Guyaneses were doing great, now all business are stall, soon all the banks will be taking people house and land and business for their loan payment. That’s the change the new Government were talking about….SAD…SAD..

  4. Some ppl definitely don’t know the meaning of PROGRESS. Out country Guyana is being torn apart day by day. It will not last for 5 years…the only solution is PPP…thank you.

  5. you go to the rice farmers in Essequibo and they will tell you who they voted for pn/afc and they get small change for their rice..good luck to them.rice farmer naga / jattan and ramayya will give them the difference they are rubber stamps

  6. The very same rice farmers were protesting when the ppp were ruling.Seeraj nor the government didn’t address the problem.Why blame it on this administration.

  7. How long will it take these people to learn that there is no good in that party.Ramjattan and moses sold all of them(Guyanese) for a couple pieces of silver.They have no saying in that party ,basically rubber stamp worst is yet to come enjoy.

  8. They are protesting in the wrong place. They must take their protest to the home and offices of Nagamoottoo and Ramjattan. Bust them two and the whole cabal busted big time. They promised you $9000 per bag. When PPP told you all it’s a joke you all never believed them but in fact stripped down naked to show PPP your private part. PPP warned you all that a vote for AFC Nagamoottoo and Ramjattan is a vote for PNC so not one of you can blame PNC for this. You have to take your protest to those that made you that big bold promise.

  9. In 5 yrs all you haters of PROGRESS will have a choice, but remember you had 23 yrs and you all still in the same position PARK your attitude is the same,your racist behavior will only sink the nation,if we forget the hate and live as GUYANESE life would be better for all

  10. These rice farmers did not vote for the coalition, they voted for the PPP. They voted race so let them go to the PPP with their problems.

  11. Well change the rice farmer wanted. so they get. that good for them. Go join the ary now because you might not be living in Guyana Soon.

  12. This is great because the people of Essequibo want change and the got small change for their RICE AFC Nagamootoo promised $9000 to $10,000 GY or $50.00
    US per and now they get KATAHAR SMALL CHANGE FOR THE RICE VOTE PNC/AFC THERE IS LOT MORE TO COME BECAUSE WILL CONTINUE . Ramayya went on TV IN BERBICE AND PROMISED THE WORLD OF CHANGE AND NOW THEY CANT EVEN GET A CHANCE TO SEE HIM AT HIS OFFICE.

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