PNP concerned about move to divest AMC complex

The opposition People’s National Party (PNP) has expressed concern about the Agro Investment Corporation’s reported intention to divest the Agricultural Marketing Corporation (AMC) complex.

Opposition Spokesman on Agriculture, Lothan Cousins, said the facilities within the complex support farmers through inventory holding, inspection, packaging, and distribution of produce.

He said with post-harvest losses climbing as high as forty percent for some crops, the government should not deem it appropriate to divest itself of the very facility whose services reduce post-harvest losses.

Mr. Cousins said of equal concern is the loss of a facility that supports exports.

He is urging the government to re-think the divestment option and to instead provide more agricultural complexes.


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