PRESS RELEASE People’s National Congress Place Congress Place, Sophia, Georgetown, Guyana Tuesday, June 1, 2005




The People’s National Congress Reform Flood Relief Centre continued providing much needed relief to victims of the recent flood by donating agriculture supplies to a group of young farmers on the East Coast Demerara to enable them to restart their farming operations. The items were presented to three members of the Far Farm Coop Society by PNCR and Opposition Leader Robert Corbin on Monday May 30, 2005 at Congress Place Sophia.

Far Farm Coop Society is a group of young men from Ann’s Grove Village who have been cultivating an organic farm of some 15 acres. The group commenced its operations 2 years ago and had planted a number of crops including, water melons, yams, etc. However, the flood disaster destroyed everything that they had achieved.

The Leader of the Opposition visited the farm, located several miles in the back dam of Three Friends/Ann’s Grove, on March 29, 2005. The evidence of their earlier efforts were still visible albeit, the farming tent was completely destroyed as were the crops that were planted. As a consequence, the PNCR Leader promised to make representation to the PNCR Flood Disaster Committee to offer them a second opportunity to restart their operations.

The PNCR Flood Disaster Committee decided that a number of items would be made available to give this group of young men another chance to fulfill their dreams. The items included one mechanical water pump, a 30 ft x 40 ft tarpaulin, beds and water bottles, agricultural tools such as forks, shovels, cutlasses, hoe, ax and rake and a sum of money to purchase seeds and food supplies.

People’s National Congress Place
Congress Place, Sophia,
Georgetown, Guyana
Tuesday, June 1, 2005