JFPA extends Regret over the Death Of Jamaica’s Agriculture Minister
The Jamaica Pig Farmers’ Association (JPFA) expresses its regret and deep sadness at the passing of the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries – Roger Clarke.
President of the JPFA Delroy Manya, remembers Minister Clarke for his strong record of support for the Association and the pig/pork industry overall, in both his official and personal capacities.
“When the advocacy for the pig/pork industry began some twelve years ago, Minister Clarke embraced our collaborative approach. He was very supportive of the mandate of the Association and its development and growth. He worked closely with the JPFA for the progress of the industry and ensured that our demands were always considered when he placed the industry among the strategic priorities of the Ministry of Agriculture”, Mr Manya reminisced.
There were further fond memories of the Minister as he supported JPFA’s activities. “He was warm-hearted, cheerful and had a charming personality. Whether it was our Annual General Meeting, farmers’ ball or some other event, Minister Clarke was sure to give his support and could be depended upon for full participation and to make himself available so that all in attendance, and especially our farmers at all levels could connect with him personally. He will be affectionately remembered and missed by all of us“, Mr Manya said.
On behalf of its members, the Executive Committee of the JPFA expresses condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of the Minister.