6000 acres rice lost in Region 6 owing to lack of water  

Six thousand acres of rice has been lost in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) as a result of a lack of water. That is according to Regional Vice Chairman Dennis Deoroop.

Some of the rice farmers outside of the Region Six Administrative building on Tuesday last

The loss occurred on the Corentyne between Number 52 and 74 Villages.
Rice farmers in the region have for weeks been calling on the regional administration to utilise the full capacity of the five pumps at Black Bush Polder and the two at Manarbisi. However, the regional administration said that there was insufficient fuel at the pump stations in Black Bush Polder for all five pumps to be operational.
According to the Vice Chairman, more rice might be lost if the necessary arrangements are not put in place immediately.

Rice fields in urgent need of water

Only last week rice farmers in the region went to the office of the Regional Democratic Council in New Amsterdam to demonstrate the plight they are going through to have irrigation water for the rice.
Over 60,000 acres are under rice cultivation in the region.

Threat
Over 20,000 acres are under threat in the front lands and according to the President of the Rice Producers Association (RPA) Leaka Rambrich, there will be more in a few days if the situation is not rectified immediately.
Rambrich said the relevant authorities must take the necessary steps urgently to ensure that water is available to farmers.
“Presently at Black Bush Polder there are only two pumps working and the two pumps are insufficient to serve 42,000 acres of land; Black Bush Polder and the front lands adjacent to Black Bush Polder catchment area. We have five pumps there. I don’t know why they are not starting the remainder pumps. We can’t say if fuel is the problem, this is what the authorities need to let us know,” Rambrich said.
In the 52/74 area where in excess of 14,000 acres are under rice cultivation, about 40 per cent is under threat, Rambrich claimed.
According to the RPA President, the entire cultivation is getting red because of the lease water entering rice fields. He noted that the canals need to be flushed but there is no water coming into the system to do so.
It has been reported that only one pump has been in operation at 52/74.
One farmer, Uric Matterson, who cultivates land at Cromarty on the Corentyne, said that the pumps at Black Bush Polder do not operate at nights.
The pumps are expected to operate on a 24-hour basis.
With only a percentage of the pumps being put into operation and for only a part of the day, the rice farmers situated further away from the pumps will not be able to get needed water.

Inadequate fuel
The pumps should have started on November 1, 2019, but because of a delay in carrying out the necessary repairs and the lack of adequate fuel, this was not done.
The regional administration claimed that it had been experiencing difficulty in taking fuel to the pumps. However, when the pumps were put into operation, the full capacity was not utilised.
After there was no fuel for the pumps and there was no money available to purchase, the Government gave $20 million to purchase fuel in December. It was only last week that the first shipment of fuel went to the pump at Black Bush Polder.

“Dilly-dallying”
According to Rice Producers Association Extension Officer Ramlakan Singh, who is himself a rice farmer, the “dilly-dallying” resulted in many of the canals they depend on for irrigation water drying up.
“We don’t know if we will be able to save the crop, but at present, over 14,000 acres are cultivated and the farmers badly need water. The water only come up to Number 56 Village from Manarbisi and from Number 55 Village to Number 52, no water in all the canals. From Number 70 Village there is no water in the 71, 72, 73 and 74 Village canals because the pump is only working in the day.
Dennis Deoroop in an invited comment explained that the crop started late because of irrigation water and the fact that the Superintendent of Works has not been following instructions.
Deoroop explained that a contract was awarded more than six weeks ago to transport fuel to the pumps and the fuel is yet to get to the two locations where the pump stations are.
He said that they are also being frustrated by the actions of the Superintendent of Works, who is at Whim, who he said does not understand the system and has not been taking instructions.
That, he said, is creating difficulty for them to manage the system.
According to Deoroop, the Superintendent of Works told him that he was not going to have five pumps operating because the available fuel was only sufficient for two pumps.
“There is a need to get the fuel into the pumps and to get all of the pumps operating,” Deoroop noted.
“I see what is happening as a deliberate act. I have seen that two or three weeks this is being intensified with the Superintendent [of] Works refusing on many occasions to carry out instructions.”
Deoroop related that he spoke with the person who has been contracted to transport the fuel to the pump stations who claims that officials have been refusing to accompany him to take the fuel in.
Under the arrangement with the contractor, officials from the regional administration must accompany the trucks taking fuel to the pump stations.
“I am seeing it now as a deliberate attempt to frustrate the farmers and to create a crisis situation on the ground. We have had the excavators moving into certain areas in order to ease the existing situation in order to assist the farmers operating in the front lands. We worked out an arrangement with the excavator operators where they start working very early in the morning and go up to 22:00h which would give them about 12 or 13-hours machine operation.”
This arrangement, Deoroop said, was in an effort the maximise time in an attempt to save the rice crop
“The Superintendent of Works told me that he will only give one drum of fuel to each machine every two days and he will not give any more fuel.”
The Vice Chairman explained that in order to get the extra hours, each machine would need about two drums of fuel over a three-day period.
Deoroop related that recently at Port Mourant, the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority sent one of its excavators into that community to assist. The farmers had agreed to pay for the transportation of the excavator to the location and after one and a half week it had done no work because fuel was not supplied.
“The Superintendent of Works refused [to] supply fuel for the machine.”
The farmers then made an offer to supply the fuel for the machine themselves but that offer was rejected.
Meanwhile, a delegation of farmers met with the Regional Executive Officer William-Stevens on Tuesday last to address the issue.  (Andrew Carmichael)

Original Post
Sean posted:

PNC wants to destroy Region 6.

You got it wrong , the administration of Region 6 are from the PPP, they are destroying the Indo-Guyanese in Region 6. Remember the boasting of landslide PPP victory at the recent LGE.

What do you think ,the heading reflects the article ? should it be corrected ?

Django posted:
Sean posted:

PNC wants to destroy Region 6.

You got it wrong , the administration of Region 6 are from the PPP, they are destroying the Indo-Guyanese in Region 6. Remember the boasting of landslide PPP victory at the recent LGE.

What do you think ,the heading reflects the article ? should it be corrected ?

You are wrong Mr Django- all taxes  collected by village councils are given to the regional council who gives it to Central Government. Regional government have to prepare a budget and give to Central Government who then determines how much money the Regional Office gets.

Dave posted:
Django posted:
Sean posted:

PNC wants to destroy Region 6.

You got it wrong , the administration of Region 6 are from the PPP, they are destroying the Indo-Guyanese in Region 6. Remember the boasting of landslide PPP victory at the recent LGE.

What do you think ,the heading reflects the article ? should it be corrected ?

You are wrong Mr Django- all taxes  collected by village councils are given to the regional council who gives it to Central Government. Regional government have to prepare a budget and give to Central Government who then determines how much money the Regional Office gets.

Are you sure about that ? what nonsense is that ? will have to find out. There are claims money budgeted  and received for region 6 ,aren't spent.

I lived in a village which is under local authority since Colonial times, all rates and taxes collected from residents aren't given to Regional gov't. The money collected are spent to maintain the environment of the villages. The local authority will apply for subventions from the Region  for other major works.

Django posted:
Sean posted:

PNC wants to destroy Region 6.

You got it wrong , the administration of Region 6 are from the PPP, they are destroying the Indo-Guyanese in Region 6. Remember the boasting of landslide PPP victory at the recent LGE.

What do you think ,the heading reflects the article ? should it be corrected ?

Please tell us who appoints the REO of the region, and why the REO thinks that he does not have to listen to the elected officials. Who appoints the Superintendent of Work?

Dave posted:
Django posted:
Sean posted:

PNC wants to destroy Region 6.

You got it wrong , the administration of Region 6 are from the PPP, they are destroying the Indo-Guyanese in Region 6. Remember the boasting of landslide PPP victory at the recent LGE.

What do you think ,the heading reflects the article ? should it be corrected ?

You are wrong Mr Django- all taxes  collected by village councils are given to the regional council who gives it to Central Government. Regional government have to prepare a budget and give to Central Government who then determines how much money the Regional Office gets.

I thought that all taxes collected at the NDC level is spent by the NDC. In addition, central Govt. gives a subventions. Favouritism occurs when the coalition areas get larger subventions than PPP areas, and PPP areas are refused permission or have delays in getting permission to spend their subventions. Remember, also, if I am correct, the NDC and RDC have to provide budgets for approval before spending.

Zed posted:
Django posted:
Sean posted:

PNC wants to destroy Region 6.

You got it wrong , the administration of Region 6 are from the PPP, they are destroying the Indo-Guyanese in Region 6. Remember the boasting of landslide PPP victory at the recent LGE.

What do you think ,the heading reflects the article ? should it be corrected ?

Please tell us who appoints the REO of the region, and why the REO thinks that he does not have to listen to the elected officials. Who appoints the Superintendent of Work?

What your questions have to do with the current issue in Region 6 ,where adequate water supply wasn't provided for the rice farmers.

Zed posted:
Dave posted:
Django posted:
Sean posted:

PNC wants to destroy Region 6.

You got it wrong , the administration of Region 6 are from the PPP, they are destroying the Indo-Guyanese in Region 6. Remember the boasting of landslide PPP victory at the recent LGE.

What do you think ,the heading reflects the article ? should it be corrected ?

You are wrong Mr Django- all taxes  collected by village councils are given to the regional council who gives it to Central Government. Regional government have to prepare a budget and give to Central Government who then determines how much money the Regional Office gets.

I thought that all taxes collected at the NDC level is spent by the NDC.

In addition, central Govt. gives a subventions. Favouritism occurs when the coalition areas get larger subventions than PPP areas, and PPP areas are refused permission or have delays in getting permission to spend their subventions. Remember, also, if I am correct, the NDC and RDC have to provide budgets for approval before spending.

Thanks to correct Dave , he doesn't seem to understand how Regional and Neighborhood Democratic Councils functions. Perhaps that's told to the supporters of the PPP for the underdevelopment in their communities.

Django posted:
Sean posted:

PNC wants to destroy Region 6.

You got it wrong , the administration of Region 6 are from the PPP, they are destroying the Indo-Guyanese in Region 6. Remember the boasting of landslide PPP victory at the recent LGE.

What do you think ,the heading reflects the article ? should it be corrected ?

Heading is incorrect "PNC horror story" removed .Central Government not to be blamed, Region 6 Administration ,seems to have inadequate management skills to manage the affairs of the people .

Django posted:
Zed posted:
Django posted:
Sean posted:

PNC wants to destroy Region 6.

You got it wrong , the administration of Region 6 are from the PPP, they are destroying the Indo-Guyanese in Region 6. Remember the boasting of landslide PPP victory at the recent LGE.

What do you think ,the heading reflects the article ? should it be corrected ?

Please tell us who appoints the REO of the region, and why the REO thinks that he does not have to listen to the elected officials. Who appoints the Superintendent of Work?

What your questions have to do with the current issue in Region 6 ,where adequate water supply wasn't provided for the rice farmers.

If you cannot see the connection, then it will be impossible for me to explain it to you. Please reread the article and the relationship between what I posted and the topic MIGHT become apparent to you.

also, you need to understand that what the law says should happen and how it is operationalized on the ground is very often different.

Django posted:
Django posted:
Sean posted:

PNC wants to destroy Region 6.

You got it wrong , the administration of Region 6 are from the PPP, they are destroying the Indo-Guyanese in Region 6. Remember the boasting of landslide PPP victory at the recent LGE.

What do you think ,the heading reflects the article ? should it be corrected ?

Heading is incorrect "PNC horror story" removed .Central Government not to be blamed, Region 6 Administration ,seems to have inadequate management skills to manage the affairs of the people .

So Django, it offends you about Sean add in the subject " PNC HORROR STORY" . The source of this article is GUYANA TIMES - which you always refer to as PPP rags and propaganda ... rite. Now conveniently, the content of the article is a trump card, because Region 6 is control by PPPC .... Banna you are a very Controversial figure. 

Regarding my comments on payment of taxes - I was just inform that system is there for villages that are not NDC, ( Coops). The NDC keep there taxes and any loyalties collected to pay staff and up -keep their village. I was told the taxes are not enough to maintain the villages, so the region will step in, because Central Government gives money for this purpose. But god helps those PPPC villages if the Regional Office is control by PNC cabal. CG will give subvention or send their own contractors for any major project. 

Whats interesting in this article, is the farmers took their protest to New Amsterdam - that is where Central Government have its sub offices. 

Zed posted:
Django posted:
Zed posted:
Django posted:
Sean posted:

PNC wants to destroy Region 6.

You got it wrong , the administration of Region 6 are from the PPP, they are destroying the Indo-Guyanese in Region 6. Remember the boasting of landslide PPP victory at the recent LGE.

What do you think ,the heading reflects the article ? should it be corrected ?

Please tell us who appoints the REO of the region, and why the REO thinks that he does not have to listen to the elected officials. Who appoints the Superintendent of Work?

What your questions have to do with the current issue in Region 6 ,where adequate water supply wasn't provided for the rice farmers.

If you cannot see the connection, then it will be impossible for me to explain it to you. Please reread the article and the relationship between what I posted and the topic MIGHT become apparent to you.

also, you need to understand that what the law says should happen and how it is operationalized on the ground is very often different.

So the REO and the Superintendent of Works are in cahoots to punish the rice farmers ?  here is another article on the issue and affected number of acres.The President also responded quickly .

https://www.kaieteurnewsonline...g-with-rice-farmers/

Region 6 Chairman, David Armogan ,wrote to the President.

It was then that he made the decision to write President David Granger who “quickly responded to me,” he said.
A letter was sent from him to the Ministry of Finance and when the Ministry responded to assist “the REO and the Superintendent insisted that there were no additional needs to buy fuel” since what they had would last.

“I don’t know if it’s a deliberate attempt to frustrate the rice industry or people do not understand what they are doing to ensure that the water keeps flowing into these different areas”, he said. Armogan has said that the roadside farmers are those that are mostly affected presently and with them farming on almost 1800 acres, Black Bush Polder has about 1600 acres.

Dave posted:
Django posted:
Django posted:
Sean posted:

PNC wants to destroy Region 6.

You got it wrong , the administration of Region 6 are from the PPP, they are destroying the Indo-Guyanese in Region 6. Remember the boasting of landslide PPP victory at the recent LGE.

What do you think ,the heading reflects the article ? should it be corrected ?

Heading is incorrect "PNC horror story" removed .Central Government not to be blamed, Region 6 Administration ,seems to have inadequate management skills to manage the affairs of the people .

So Django, it offends you about Sean add in the subject " PNC HORROR STORY" . The source of this article is GUYANA TIMES - which you always refer to as PPP rags and propaganda ... rite. Now conveniently, the content of the article is a trump card, because Region 6 is control by PPPC .... Banna you are a very Controversial figure. 

Where are the controversy ? by the way seems the Guyana Times overstretched the number of acres affected by shortage of water.

Zed posted:
Django posted:
Zed posted:
Django posted:
Sean posted:

PNC wants to destroy Region 6.

You got it wrong , the administration of Region 6 are from the PPP, they are destroying the Indo-Guyanese in Region 6. Remember the boasting of landslide PPP victory at the recent LGE.

What do you think ,the heading reflects the article ? should it be corrected ?

Please tell us who appoints the REO of the region, and why the REO thinks that he does not have to listen to the elected officials. Who appoints the Superintendent of Work?

What your questions have to do with the current issue in Region 6 ,where adequate water supply wasn't provided for the rice farmers.

If you cannot see the connection, then it will be impossible for me to explain it to you. Please reread the article and the relationship between what I posted and the topic MIGHT become apparent to you.

also, you need to understand that what the law says should happen and how it is operationalized on the ground is very often different.

You claim to live in Guyana and seems not to know what's happening there. You asked too many childish questions. 

DJ, I see that you removed four words from my heading. 

ANyway, the PNC is going down like the titanic. I will continue to criticize them even more from now on. You are definitely turning GNI into a PNC mouthpiece earlier than many of us suspected. 

Trying to rub lipstick on PNC hogs will not save them. 

Mitwah posted:
Zed posted:
Django posted:
Zed posted:
Django posted:
Sean posted:

PNC wants to destroy Region 6.

You got it wrong , the administration of Region 6 are from the PPP, they are destroying the Indo-Guyanese in Region 6. Remember the boasting of landslide PPP victory at the recent LGE.

What do you think ,the heading reflects the article ? should it be corrected ?

Please tell us who appoints the REO of the region, and why the REO thinks that he does not have to listen to the elected officials. Who appoints the Superintendent of Work?

What your questions have to do with the current issue in Region 6 ,where adequate water supply wasn't provided for the rice farmers.

If you cannot see the connection, then it will be impossible for me to explain it to you. Please reread the article and the relationship between what I posted and the topic MIGHT become apparent to you.

also, you need to understand that what the law says should happen and how it is operationalized on the ground is very often different.

You claim to live in Guyana and seems not to know what's happening there. You asked too many childish questions. 

Not a claim. It is a reality so what occurs here affects me directly, quite unlike you who lives abroad and spend a lot of time travelling and skiing.

furthermore, the questions I posed get to the root of the issue and was posed with the faint hope that DJ can gather what is happening. Now. I find out that some of these elementary things that he and you should know to analyze what is occurring are missing from your repertoire of knowledge and understanding.

Zed posted:
Mitwah posted:
Zed posted:
Django posted:
Zed posted:
Django posted:
Sean posted:

PNC wants to destroy Region 6.

You got it wrong , the administration of Region 6 are from the PPP, they are destroying the Indo-Guyanese in Region 6. Remember the boasting of landslide PPP victory at the recent LGE.

What do you think ,the heading reflects the article ? should it be corrected ?

Please tell us who appoints the REO of the region, and why the REO thinks that he does not have to listen to the elected officials. Who appoints the Superintendent of Work?

What your questions have to do with the current issue in Region 6 ,where adequate water supply wasn't provided for the rice farmers.

If you cannot see the connection, then it will be impossible for me to explain it to you. Please reread the article and the relationship between what I posted and the topic MIGHT become apparent to you.

also, you need to understand that what the law says should happen and how it is operationalized on the ground is very often different.

You claim to live in Guyana and seems not to know what's happening there. You asked too many childish questions. 

Not a claim. It is a reality so what occurs here affects me directly, quite unlike you who lives abroad and spend a lot of time travelling and skiing.

furthermore, the questions I posed get to the root of the issue and was posed with the faint hope that DJ can gather what is happening. Now. I find out that some of these elementary things that he and you should know to analyze what is occurring are missing from your repertoire of knowledge and understanding.

Then stop asking stupid questions as if you don't know. I am better informed about things there from relatives and friends than you moving around with your blinders. 

Mitwah posted:
Zed posted:
Mitwah posted:
Zed posted:
Django posted:
Zed posted:
Django posted:
Sean posted:

PNC wants to destroy Region 6.

You got it wrong , the administration of Region 6 are from the PPP, they are destroying the Indo-Guyanese in Region 6. Remember the boasting of landslide PPP victory at the recent LGE.

What do you think ,the heading reflects the article ? should it be corrected ?

Please tell us who appoints the REO of the region, and why the REO thinks that he does not have to listen to the elected officials. Who appoints the Superintendent of Work?

What your questions have to do with the current issue in Region 6 ,where adequate water supply wasn't provided for the rice farmers.

If you cannot see the connection, then it will be impossible for me to explain it to you. Please reread the article and the relationship between what I posted and the topic MIGHT become apparent to you.

also, you need to understand that what the law says should happen and how it is operationalized on the ground is very often different.

You claim to live in Guyana and seems not to know what's happening there. You asked too many childish questions. 

Not a claim. It is a reality so what occurs here affects me directly, quite unlike you who lives abroad and spend a lot of time travelling and skiing.

furthermore, the questions I posed get to the root of the issue and was posed with the faint hope that DJ can gather what is happening. Now. I find out that some of these elementary things that he and you should know to analyze what is occurring are missing from your repertoire of knowledge and understanding.

Then stop asking stupid questions as if you don't know. I am better informed about things there from relatives and friends than you moving around with your blinders. 

That is debatable but it is difficult to have a good debate on social media.  Have a good day.

Bibi Haniffa posted:
Mitwah posted:

The Regional Administration is to be blamed and not the Central Government. Where is Charandas?

If you Don’t know, how abbey deze will know.  

Cousin Ralfy looked stressed out. It's sad to see how he is being treated by the PPP/C. 

Mitwah posted:
Bibi Haniffa posted:
Mitwah posted:

The Regional Administration is to be blamed and not the Central Government. Where is Charandas?

If you Don’t know, how abbey deze will know.  

Cousin Ralfy looked stressed out. It's sad to see how he is being treated by the PPP/C. 

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