ESPAILLAT.- Francisco Domínguez Brito, presidential candidate for the Dominican Liberation Party (PLD), warned that the government of President Luis Abinader has abandoned the countryside and has failed to fulfill promises to support farmers and agricultural producers in the country. These statements were made before more than 2,500 people at two major events in the provinces of La Romana and Espaillat.
Francisco affirmed that the neglect of the government in the field represents a great danger for the famine alert that the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has formulated, and that instead of promoting massive planting of different items, is imbued with campaign promises.
“It is time for the government to significantly increase financing with the Agricultural Bank. It is sad that the famous zero rate has remained in a very small group, where only the elite businessmen linked to the PRM have been the beneficiaries. It is essential that the canceled agricultural technicians be replaced, whose training has cost the Dominican State enormous resources.
The former Minister of the Environment said that productivity must be improved, imports encouraged, he also expressed that land titling must be facilitated and credit debureaucratized so that peasants can have access to them: “We must create a fleet of small boats so that our products are sold in the Caribbean islands and we can promote their sale”.
Domínguez Brito affirmed that while the country languishes due to lack of attention to the most needy sectors, the government of President Luis Abinader is determined to show that there are changes in favor of the population.
“It is a shame that the government is immersed in a campaign, they have never sat down to govern, promising to do things in the countryside, when they know that they are not here to continue making promises, but to solve the serious problem that the country’s farmers and producers have” , he underlined.
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Finally, Francisco said that the PLD does not stop, they tell the PRM that they are leaving: “There cannot be so much mercilessness, so much indolence. With one voice we say leave. I will be your candidate and next President of the Republic, the president of those who need, of those who expect a friendly hand, I will be the president who will work for the young people, for those who dream”.