(Basseterre, St. Kitts): Vendors of the Bourryeau Community Strip were given the opportunity to share their concerns with Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Marine Resources and Cooperatives, Miguel Flemming during a meeting held at their stalls in Bourryeau on Tuesday, 7th February 2023.
During a brief interview with the Ministry’s Media and Communication team, the Acting
Permanent Secretary pledged his support on behalf of the Ministry to ensure that the vendors can comfortably ply their trade at the Bourryeau Strip (adjacent Fraites’ Bakery).
“We are here today with the vendors from bureau vending strip and the ministry of agriculture is committed to ensuring that persons are able to ply their trade in a comfortable manner. We discussed some of the issues that are currently being faced by the vendors to see how we can rectify them in a quick manner so that we can see that the investment that has been made is fully utilized and persons can truly benefit.” he explained.
The need for bathroom facilities and infrastructural improvements were just a few of the issues discussed.
The Permanent Secretary said he is committed to assisting the food suppliers and farmers who have not been able to occupy their designated stalls for several months. He reassured them of his Ministry’s plans to enhance the project which will intern improve the quality of their services.
The Bourryeau Vendors Market was officially launched on Thursday, June 02, 2022 and was
created to provide residents in the rural areas with easier access to fresh, locally grown produce.