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@Tola posted:

Even places like Black Bush Polder that the Jagan government started in the 1960's is having on-going problems.  The PPP NDC been there for almost 20 years and have his own way, that is not available to others. Mustapha as replaced RO was a lost cause to the farmers, who would change meeting locations suddenly when he don't want to meet the people.

This guy has no appropriate education to be agriculture minister and farmers going to have  a hard time dealing with him, as a square peg.

So true.

@Mitwah posted:

So true.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from the University of the West Indies and has participated in numerous agriculture related courses and seminars regionally and internationally.

Honourable Minister of Agriculture, Zulfikar Mustapha started his professional career working with the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) as assistant General Secretary from 1989 to 2002. He then served as a member of Parliament from 2003 to 2006. Subsequently, he was appointed Regional Chairman for Region Six and served in the capacity for five years from 2006 to 2011.

Minister Mustapha also worked at the Office of the President and later returned to serve as a Member of Parliament from 2015 to 2020.

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@Ramakant-P posted:

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from the University of the West Indies and has participated in numerous agriculture related courses and seminars regionally and internationally.

Good at making stuff up !!!

@Ramakant-P posted:

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from the University of the West Indies and has participated in numerous agriculture related courses and seminars regionally and internationally.

Honourable Minister of Agriculture, Zulfikar Mustapha started his professional career working with the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) as assistant General Secretary from 1989 to 2002. He then served as a member of Parliament from 2003 to 2006. Subsequently, he was appointed Regional Chairman for Region Six and served in the capacity for five years from 2006 to 2011.

Minister Mustapha also worked at the Office of the President and later returned to serve as a Member of Parliament from 2015 to 2020.

BS... The PPP, including you, are always good at fabricating  things to make yourself  look good on a pedestal. How many Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. for the Barrat are real. Maybe doctor for nastiness, arrogance and vindictiveness, who booted their voters after an election.

Mustapha got where he is at by sucking up to the Barrat.  But one question will knock down all you BS about Mustapha : Why was he replaced as Regional Officer and the most disliked by farmers, since his days as RO ?

@Tola posted:

BS... The PPP, including you, are always good at fabricating  things to make yourself  look good on a pedestal. How many Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. for the Barrat are real. Maybe doctor for nastiness, arrogance and vindictiveness, who booted their voters after an election.

Mustapha got where he is at by sucking up to the Barrat.  But one question will knock down all you BS about Mustapha : Why was he replaced as Regional Officer and the most disliked by farmers, since his days as RO ?

Don't make me laugh.  Nothing is being fabricated just take a look at the PPP 2020 manifesto and compare it to the projects they already started. You should take your foot out of your mouth.

The PNC is blaming the PPP for its own inconsistencies.

Mustapha was promoted not replaced. He is a smart person.

@Tola posted:

BS... The PPP, including you, are always good at fabricating  things to make yourself  look good on a pedestal. How many Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. for the Barrat are real. Maybe doctor for nastiness, arrogance and vindictiveness, who booted their voters after an election.

Mustapha got where he is at by sucking up to the Barrat.  But one question will knock down all you BS about Mustapha : Why was he replaced as Regional Officer and the most disliked by farmers, since his days as RO ?

Get over it.  The man is well qualified.  Read my post.  This is not about me..   

@Ramakant-P posted:

Why can't a person receive an honorary doctorate from a recognized university?

He didn't receive an honorary degree.  His was an "earned" degree.  He never earned a degree in his life.  UWI has become a a fly by night school.

@Former Member posted:

They did not care about anyone's well-being besides their own. The people destroyed crops worth millions of dollars. Now that the sugar industry is about to make a comeback, GUYSUCO needs the land to cultivate a variety of canes for seeds. They are being given lots to build on. Let them try to put their shoulders on the wheel and do something for their children. Let the children have pride and dignity growing up.

Let's be honest here. Sugar is not profitable. It will be heavily subsidized as before. The current state of sugar production need to be revamped and other avenues explored. I asked a while ago why was the Ethanol Project discontinued. I am still waiting for an answer. All that being said, the government has to take care of all those workers who lost their jobs when the estates were closed. Spending money to reopen the estates just to provide jobs is not the answer. We are not trying to breed another generation of cane cutters. The younger generation should be trained in other disciplines. I hope this government had the sense to insist that locals be provided with jobs and training in the oil industry and not just in the service industry. I hope to god we don't go back to what the Chinese did. They brought everything in from China from labour to supplies and were even nice enough to provide us with loans to pay them. As for the squatters, give them lots to build on. I wouldn't put an animal to live in the conditions those people are in. I do believe however, the government should own the lots and property or have some stipulation about selling.

Sugar production should used to attract companies that has large usage of that commodity. It will create more jobs than the oil sector and diversified. Sugar profitability could be tied to collected taxes overall. And many jobs would be rural.

@seignet posted:

Sugar production should used to attract companies that has large usage of that commodity. It will create more jobs than the oil sector and diversified. Sugar profitability could be tied to collected taxes overall. And many jobs would be rural.

Absolutely. For example Demerara rum is some of the best in the world. We should at least have enough production for local sugar consumption and alcohol production but more efficiently so it doesn't have to be subsidized.

@GTAngler posted:

Let's be honest here. Sugar is not profitable. It will be heavily subsidized as before. The current state of sugar production need to be revamped and other avenues explored. I asked a while ago why was the Ethanol Project discontinued. I am still waiting for an answer. All that being said, the government has to take care of all those workers who lost their jobs when the estates were closed. Spending money to reopen the estates just to provide jobs is not the answer. We are not trying to breed another generation of cane cutters. The younger generation should be trained in other disciplines. I hope this government had the sense to insist that locals be provided with jobs and training in the oil industry and not just in the service industry. I hope to god we don't go back to what the Chinese did. They brought everything in from China from labour to supplies and were even nice enough to provide us with loans to pay them. As for the squatters, give them lots to build on. I wouldn't put an animal to live in the conditions those people are in. I do believe however, the government should own the lots and property or have some stipulation about selling.

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The reason why sugar/agriculture is not profitable to export to major markets like the US and EU is because of the subsidies given to farmers there. With the newly found oil wealth Guyana can enter the big league game - subside agriculture and give the hard working people to achieve their dreams without hand outs..make them proud. America does it for its farmers...