Financial stability for Smith Creek residents with new packaging and processing facility

─ Smith Creek, Region One to get $10M Fish and Crab Processing Facility 

DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Residents of Smith Creek, Morawhanna, Imbotero and surrounding communities will benefit from a Fish and Crab Processing Facility in Region One.

The packaging and processing facility will aid in the sustainability of residents who also trade in fish and crab meat. It allows for the packaging of dried, smoked and fresh produce.

In an interview with the Department of Public Information (DPI), Minister within the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Valarie Garrido- Lowe yesterday emphasized the importance of the facility in income generation and consequently enhanced living standards, for residents of the Region One communities.

“The actual building of the facility has started, and we have employed several persons to complete this project in a proper time,” Minister Garrido-Lowe explained.

She added that the communities, which main economic activities surround fishing and farming, will be given the opportunity to get extra unsold stock preserved and sold on the local market.

Several residents are employed as labourers to work on the project which was in the pipeline since 2018.

Ayana George.

Images: Leon Leung.