A year later, how is egg programme?

EDITOR, The Tribune.

TOWARDS the end of last year l asked the question: What is happening with the big time expensive PR promised/ plenty talk and fanfare openings of the $15m Golden Yolk Programme throughout our Family of Islands?

I asked because hundreds of “biddies” had been given out for free... left, right, and centre to people here and there all around The Bahamas who were supposed to raise the chickens for eggs to feed our nation... “slash the country’s import bill by $12.5m” and “increase Bahamian egg production from 750,000 to more than 27 million eggs per year”... ya-da ya-da ya-da.

However, the new feed mill hadn’t arrived yet, in fact, l don’t know if it had even been ordered at that juncture - which seemed a bit backwards to me - like a “chicken before the egg” situation (pun intended), and so l was wondering if anyone could even verify how many chickens were still alive, or whether anyone was even checking!

So here we are, one year later since the groundbreaking ceremony.

Dey gat giant flag banners earmarking the programmes fluttering in the wind, but vey da chickens, and vey dere eggs dem?

Inquiring minds would like to know.


New Providence,

March 8, 2024.


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