Guyana’s Minister of Agriculture, Zulfikar Mustapha, impressed the public with his presentation on the 2021 budget in the parliament on Wednesday February 24. The Minister debunked the charges by his political opponents from across the aisle.
He told the sitting that the agri sector is about to “take off” with this year’s budgetary allocation of $22.6B. He vowed to help make Guyana the “bread basket” of the Caribbean and the agriculture “powerhouse” of the hemisphere.
Mustapha delivered a 35-minute presentation on the second day of the 2021 budget debate yesterday during which he highlighted the plans for the sector within the next year.
Mustapha told the House: “Budget 2021 builds on what was put forward in the 2020 emergency budget presented last September and provides the catalyst for the revitalization of the agriculture sector and lays the groundwork for the reclamation of Guyana as the bread basket of the Caribbean and the Agriculture powerhouse of this part of the hemisphere”.