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May 20, 2022

New Loan Motion: More Questions Than Answers

Senator Michael Peyrefitte

The motion, however, brought forward more questions than answers and Opposition Senator Michael Peyrefitte took the liberty to point out the ambiguities in the presentation.


Senator Michael Peyrefitte, Opposition Senator

“When it talks about financial assistance to implement a climate resilient and sustainable agricultural projects, what kind of transition, are we talking consultancies, we’re talking hard projects, what are we talking [about]? Funding for support to agricultural producers with an emphasis on individual smallholder farmers who are transitioning to more commercial production.  What are you talking about?  Funding how, what’s the criteria for this funding?  How do you determine who gets the funding?  Who decides who gets the funding, is there a panel, is there a board?  Is it decided by the Ministry of Finance?  None of those details we don’t know and sometimes when you flesh out the details, we know weh ih seh.  You actually read it?  Bwai that would be a first…  So what I am saying, Madame President we are still not clear as to fully, how it will be implemented to the end.”

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