Bad Agricultural Year: City Hall of Santa Cruz expects to create 600 jobs through  Mitigation Program

Pedra Badejo, Jan 10 (Inforpress) – The mayor of Santa Cruz said Wednesday the City Hall expects to create 600 jobs that will benefit 20 families from all locations to alleviate the effects of the prospective bad agricultural year in this county of the countryside of Santiago.

Carlos Silva, who was speaking to Inforpress about the bad agricultural year officially declared in the archipelago, regretted the fact that the plan, to be implemented from January to July, does not cover all families affected by the drought. According to him, the municipality will receive 20 million escudos from the Government under the emergency plan to mitigate the effects of bad agricultural year, which, he admitted, will not guarantee the 600 jobs expected during the six months of its implementation.

So that the municipality can reach this number, he said that they will mobilize partnerships so that they can achieve this goal and extend the implementation of the plan from six to eight months.

However, the same source argued that the “most important” thing and they want to be more resilient is the government’s creation of a very low-interest credit line with fewer bureaucracies for operators to have access to finance that allow them to carry out their income generating activities.



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