“Controversial” fodder policy to be reviewed

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  • On : Aug 31, 2007

Jordanian Government personnel are expert in causing disagreement on anything whenever they come with a new decision even if it’s good decision.

Couple of days ago the government decided to cut all subsidies on livestock feed which apparently cause some riots in south of Amman and in Al-Mafraq city especially because both are the land of small herds owners.

Govt used to give aids for all level of herds owner even those who classify as businessmen or investors which isn’t fair at all because they can just export it and then they will be exporting a product that was sponsored by the Jordanian government and making money out of that without sharing it with anyone back.

That’s exactly what happened in last Eid Adha when those wealthy businessmen exported their herds to Gulf countries and because of that we enjoyed the Chinese sheep during Adha while someone enjoying ours sponsored by our government and paid from our own pockets.

Maybe disallowing them to export it would cause more riots because people have the right to make money but not with government subsidies especially when it comes directly from your pocket as a tax.

Government will be supporting those small farms owners instead of supporting all even the wealthy ones which is good for us as we will not feel fooled again by those investors nor we will have to get some Chines meat during Adha.

Now the government going to review the fodder policy but I’m not sure if it needs revision as much as making it clear that they aren’t attacking Mansaf but protecting our pockets or at last I like to think so.

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