Finance Minister seeking funding to reinvigorate agri sector
Senior Minister within the Office of the President with responsibility for Finance, Dr Ashni Singh on Tuesday began discussions with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to source funding to reinvigorate the agricultural sector.
The virtual meeting was held with IFAD Country Director Maija Peltola in the Ministry’s Boardroom. In a report, the Department of Public Information stated that the Government has committed to continue investments in the non-oil sectors since taking office. Guyana’s agricultural sector accounts for more than 20 per cent of its gross domestic product.
Head of the Project Cycle Management Division (PCMD), Tarachand Balgobin and PCMD’s Senior Economics and Financial Analyst Ronette Hetsberger-Murray also attended the meeting.