Santo Antão: Investment of the Post-Harvest Center is lost – Mayor of Porto Novo

Porto Novo, April 23 (Inforpress) – The investment of the  Post-Harvest Center of Santo Antão, which is located in the outskirts of the city of Porto Novo, is lost both due to its  bad geographic location and operating costs, which are around two million escudos only in electric power.

The statement  was made by the mayor of Porto Novo, Aníbal Fonseca, in response to the concern constantly raised by farmers about the bad geographic location of the post-harvest center, installed in 2010 (was implemented in 2013), within the framework of the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) program.

“The purge center is a wasted investment. If, initially, the idea was good, it was a bad option to spend so much public money that way”, noted the mayor, adding that only in electricity, the monthly expenses of this center are around two million escudos.

Aside from this, the bad geographic location of the center, which cost about 120 million escudos (construction and equipment), creates disruption to farmers at the cost.