Farmers from North Malaita have demanded list of project recipients from the Ministry of Agriculture to be published through Farmer’s Corner radio program.
SIBC’s Stringer from North Malaita John Andrew Kiri reports, farmers wants this to be taken place as part of transparent approach to local farmers and recipients.
“A very important call from a few farmers here is that they want the list of farmers who are project recipients under the agriculture assistance program to be included in the Farmers Corner radio program so as to inform them of who these recipients are, the type of projects received and how much. They said this is important in terms of tranparency and accountability of the agriculture program of assistance to all applicants or recipients.”
Mr. Kiri says, farmers in their area generally applaud the Ministry’s farmers corner radio program as it keeps them updated on the Ministry’s activities and programs.