Given the economic environment at a time when the globe continues to grapple with the worst pandemic in history, we welcome some of the interventions tabled in the medium-term budget policy statement (MTBPS). However, an opportunity to harvest low-hanging fruit has been missed.

After the president’s recent address when he highlighted that the agricultural sector would be one of the main sectors to kick-start the economy, we expected that the Treasury would be more robust in its support for the industry...

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