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President Dr. Irfaan Ali today announced a one-off cash grant to the tune of $150,000 for fisherfolks countrywide.

Just under 5,500 persons are expected to benefit from the initiative.

“From what he sees, it’s approximately between 5,000 to 5,500 [registered fishermen]. That is the total number of persons who are working in this industry, who depend on this industry to sustain them,” President Ali said.

“As a direct help to these persons in the industry…we’re announcing an initiative for every single person I identified just now all across the country, that is, we’re going to help you with a one-off grant of $150,000 each. This is an immediate step that we are taking to make the indirect transfer to you, to assist you in addition to all that we’re doing to expand the industry,” he added.

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