Farmers Suspend Protest as AP Promises to Retract Agriculture Tax

تم نشره في Sun 18 March / Mar 2018. 01:00 AM
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AMMAN —AlGhad— The month-long farmers protest was suspended today, Sunday, after the head of the farming and irrigation committee, AP Marwan Hmoud, promised to retract the newly imposed 10 per cent tax on agriculture, according to farmers spokesperson Raad Rawashdeh.

“Hmoud requested that the farmers suspend their protest for ten days to give him the time he needs to get the decision retracted” Rawashed said.

Meanwhile, Rawashdeh stressed that the farmers’ protest will reconvene in ten days, if their demands are not met.

In that case, the farmers defence committee underlined, the protestors will not suspend their demonstrations any longer.

Former Chairman of the poultry farmers association Abdul Shakour Jamjoum had stated previously to AlGhad that the farmers refused to meet with the representatives of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

The farmers aim to safeguard the best interests of Jordan and all Jordanians, Jamjoum said in his statement.

“Our demand is the retraction of the 10 per cent tax on agricultural input and output,” he said, on the farmers’ 27th day in front of parliament.