St. Vincent and the Grenadines moving apace to end hunger by the year 2020.

Plans are said to be moving apace to end hunger across St. Vincent and the Grenadines, by the year 2020.

During his Budget presentation in parliament yesterday, Prime Minister- Dr. Ralph Gonsalves said that immediately upon returning to office, following the 2015 General Elections, his government set out on a quest to achieve zero hunger here.

Dr. Gonsalves said to this end, an inter-ministerial committee has been established, a draft plan to achieve Zero Hunger has be achieved; and steps have been taken for the formation of a Zero Hunger Trust Fund, which he said is designed to achieve 4 major objectives.

Dr. Gonsalves also highlighted the source of funding for the Zero Hunger Project and further explained that a levy of 2% will be impose on all calls, including mobile and international calls to be paid directly into the Zero Hunger.