Tweet 7 Views no discussions Share Share Banana plant infected with black sigatoka. Image via: ipm.iastate.eduAgriculture Minister Matthew Walter says government is continuing to take steps to prevent the Black Sigatoka, leaf spot disease from entering the country.The agriculture minister told parliament today that if preventative measures are not taken it could cost a significant amount of money to control. “We in Dominica need to take into consideration the financial situation globally and the monies that we would be using to control and manage Black Sigatoka can be used otherwise. This is why it is imperative. The people of Dominica need to understand the seriousness of that threat,” he said.He said persons travelling to countries where Black Sigatoka is present, must take the necessary step to sanitize themselves before they come back to Dominica.“The disease is airborne. It can be caught by your clothes and then we can see the infestation of this which we do not want to welcome here at all,” he said.Meantime Walter said government continues to invest heavily into the agriculture sector.“We have always given agriculture priority. We realize the significance of agriculture and Dominica has always been the country that provides the rest of the region with food,” he said.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! Share LocalNews Government is continuing to take steps to prevent the Black Sigatoka by: – October 27, 2011
The oil giant is also to pay the players and coaching crew as well as provide Aiteo branded jersey (two sets for both home and away) and other accessories to the club.Since Aiteo made in-road to football sponsorship, the company has taken over the CAF Awards, the sponsorship of the Nigeriaâ€™s oldest football competition, the Aiteo Federation Cup, payment of the Super Eagles coaches as well as becoming the lead sponsor of the NFF.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), oil exploration company and the lead sponsor of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Aiteo, has undertake to sponsor Nembe City FC playing in the Nigeria Nationwide 1 league.It was learnt that part of the special concession the company reached with the Nembe community in Bayelsa State include renaming of the team as Aiteo-Nembe City FC.Other agreement reached with the community include; purchase of a Coaster bus for the team, depositing a lump sum in the teamâ€™s bank account to register it for the Nationwide League.