Rice farmers of Windsor Forest, Region Three, on Thursday, 3rd of November, 2022 commended the government for its timely response to an issue that has been affecting cultivation and harvesting. Two days after President, Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali met with farmers in Region Three, Minister of Agriculture, Zulfikar Mustapha was able to address concerns about the deplorable condition of the access dam to their rice fields.
On Thursday afternoon, Agriculture Minister Zulfikar Mustapha returned to Windsor Forest on the West Coast of Demerara to meet with rice farmers to discuss issues faced within the region as it pertains to the ongoing harvesting period. The farmers met with His Excellency, President Dr. Irfaan Ali last Tuesday seeking assistance with harvesting the remainder of their paddy. The farmers told the head of state that as a result of the inclement weather over the past few days, their combines have been unable to access their fields which has resulted in some of their paddy passing the specified harvesting period.
Guyana is a country of tremendous natural resources, but its most valuable asset is its human resources, and the government of Guyana has been quick to recognize and reward talent. A Guyanese man from Region 6, who has harnessed the power of human ingenuity to do the impossible, has been rewarded by the government with 7 acres of rich farmland.