Government Assure Farmers Not To Panic Over Powercuts

Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement Deputy Minister Vangelis Haritatos has assured farmers that they would be prioritised in terms of power allocations.

“We are working very closely with our colleagues at the Ministry of Energy and Power Development to ensure that power supply disruptions are minimised to our wheat clusters for us to continue with our project of a much improved season ahead of us”. He said.

The country has been experiencing power shortages in the past few days.

Meanwhile, the deputy minister encouraged farmers to report any service disruption.

“Should any farmers experience any power disruptions, we kindly ask that they approach our Agritex officers for immediate interventions to be made,” he said.

The Government is set to target winter farmers who are mostly growing winter crops such as wheat and make sure that they will have unlimited power supply.

“As Government we agreed that we would identify wheat clusters and do everything in our power to ensure that these wheat clusters are guaranteed continuous power supply,” he said.

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