Local cereal factory operations lauded

DPI, Guyana, Monday, April 16, 2018

Minister of Business, Dominic Gaskin conducted a walk-through of the Morning Glory Rice Cereal Factory in Anna Regina, Region Two, (Pomeroon-Supenaam) on April 12.

Minister of Business, Dominic Gaskin poses with staff of the Morning Glory Factory and members of the Essequibo Chamber of Commerce.

Due to sanitation safety precautions, the minister, who was there with a team from his ministry, was the only member who was allowed to tour the factory.

The minister was impressed with the newly established factory, especially since it is one which uses 99 percent of raw materials produced in Guyana. “I am happy that this new operation is off the ground since it is an inexpensive product and has created employment for many persons in the Anna Regina and other areas in Region Two.”

The Morning Glory Rice Cereal is manufactured using local broken rice, rice bran, molasses, and sugar along with other imported ingredients like salt, baking soda, and a fortifying vitamin cocktail.

The factory plant produces over 200kg of cereal per hour and some 500 boxes of cereal per hour. With three shifts, a total of 1,000 metric tonnes of cereal can be produced in a calendar year. The breakfast cereal is produced for export and local use.

Its supply ranges across local agencies like the Guyana Defense Force (GDF), ANSA McCAl, Guyana Marketing Corporation (GMC), Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) and a number of supermarkets across the country.

The factory was commissioned in February 2017 and to date has a total of 19 persons in its employ.

Minister Dominic Gaskin touring the Morning Glory Cereal Factory.

 

By: Crystal Stoll

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