NAMDEVCO April 17th Fee Increase To Use Macoya Market Described As Exorbitant

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NAMDEVCO April 17th Fee Increase To Use Macoya Market Described As Exorbitant

There is resistance to the National Agricultural Marketing and Development Corporation decision to impose what is being described as exorbitant fee increases for the Norris Deonarine Northern Wholesale Market, Macoya, scheduled for April 17, 2024.

Member of Parliament for Couva North and Opposition Shadow for Agriculture, Land and Fisheries, Ravi Ratiram, the fees are to exorbitant.

He is urging NAMDEVCO and the Ministry of Agriculture Land and Fisheries to immediately retract these fee changes.

MP Ratiram warns these increases will inevitably lead to higher food prices for the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago.

Mp Ratiram claims the following fee increases are set to take effect:

  • Monthly/Daily Vendor Pass: From $20.00 to a staggering $40.00
  • Weekly Barrowmen Fee: From $50.00 to an unprecedented $100.00
  • Vendor Replacement Pass Fee: From $100.00 to a punishing $200.00

MP Ratiram warns these increases will inevitably lead to higher food prices for the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago.

He is inviting stakeholders and the public to oppose the decision and to fight for an agricultural market that is equitable and nurturing for all.Ap