Pre-Budget Consultation 2022/23 with the Small Planters and Fishermen Association

The Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development, Dr. Renganaden Padayachy, met with the representatives of small planters and fishermen associations on Friday 25th March 2022. Key challenges that planters are facing were highlighted, including the rising cost of fertilisers and herbicides as well as increasing cost of production. Representatives from the fishermen associations expressed their appreciation to the Minister for being given the opportunity to express their request and accentuated on the different issues they are facing, enumerating the review of compensation for retiring fishermen, the bad weather allowances, among others.

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