During a recent budget consultation with farmers and fishermen in St. Andrew on, Chief Executive Officer of the Grenada Poultry Association, Joshua Lewis, expressed appreciation for the significant support received by many on the journey, but noted that the support provided by government was unsurpassed.
“Nobody has stood with us better than this current government. Like I said, the proof of the pudding is in the eating. They’ve passed the policy. They’ve passed the conclusion,” said Lewis.
“ The rest is up to us. The most powerful people are the consumers. You are the ones who are buying. I’m asking you to buy local chicken and I’m saying to you, as we move forward, the prices will go down”.
“The policy just can’t benefit the few. It has to benefit the many. Now in order to do that, I’m asking that the poultry policy be considered in terms of the budget, because in order to ensure those 250 odd small farmers benefit from that policy,” Lewis explained.