Enclaved farmers and fishermen get financial assistance by state, CNA 15/02/2023
The Cabinet approved on Wednesday the revised plans to grant financial assistance to enclaved farmers, beekeepers, fishermen, agriculture artisans and resettled farmers and agriculture artisans.
According to a written statement by Deputy Government Spokesperson Niovi Parissinos, the Minister of Agriculture, in collaboration with Presidential Commissioner Photis Photiou, held consultations with the Community Heads of the villages where the enclaved and resettled live, as well as all the organizations involved, for the facilitation of the more effective implementation of these plans.
Cyprus has been divided since the 1974 Turkish invasion. Some 20,000 Greek-Cypriots and Maronites chose not to leave their homes despite the Turkish occupation. Most of those who remained, mainly on the Karpasia Peninsula, were gradually forced to abandon the area. The number of Greek-Cypriots and Maronites currently living in the area has plummeted to 300 persons.
ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY