Basseterre, St. Kitts, October 20, 2020 (SKNVIBES)
The annual Budget Estimates Committee Meetings that are designed to help shape the Budget for the upcoming financial year, January 01 to December 31, continued today (Tuesday, October 20) with presentations from various Ministries and their related departments.Among the ministries that presented before the Federal Cabinet was the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Marine Resources. The presentation was led by Permanent Secretary, Mr. Ron Collins, supported by the Director of Marine Resources, Mr. Marc Williams.
Permanent Secretary Collins commented afterwards that they remain optimistic about the future of agriculture in the Federation and is confident that with the assistance of local farmers and fishers a significant increase in production can be realised. “One of the things that we would have focused on during the presentation of our Budget Estimates is the increase in local production – crop production, livestock production and also fisheries.
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