The La Sagesse Processing Plant, which lay dormant for many years, will become a fully operational plant in July 2016.
That is according to Leader of Government Business, Sen. Simon Stiell, who was speaking at the sitting of the Upper House on Tuesday, 1 March.
Senator Stiell says the reopening of the processing plant will create more opportunities for the nation’s farmers, as Grenada seeks to cash in on the benefits of the agro-processing industry.
“That will have a tremendous impact, a positive impact on opportunities for our farmers to supply fruits etc. to that facility,” Sen. Stiell said.
The Leader of Government Business also announced that Grenada has been appointed to the Chair of Winfresh, a company that engages in the export of bananas to the United Kingdom.
He says this is yet another lucrative opportunity for Grenadian farmers and those of the other Windward Islands.
“So, Grenada and other board members will have an opportunity to drive other Winfresh businesses and to get more opportunities for our farmers, not only here in Grenada but throughout the region — Dominica, St Lucia and St Vincent,” Senator Steill added.