The Prime Minister lauded the project for its significant impact on the agriculture industry and the rural economy. “This project is having a real impact on the revitalization of the agriculture industry. I am amazed to learn that 150 acres of land are currently under sugarcane production. This by itself, has significant potential to transform the rural economy. In addition, there is a growing level of ancillary activity taking place in the community and there is scope for much more.” Once the distillery is operational, it is anticipated that about three acres of sugarcane will be harvested daily to facilitate production.
Twenty-five Grenadians have already been employed by the distillery and 60 others are currently employed in the construction phase of the project. The Prime Minister was accompanied by Parliamentary Representative for the area and Minister with responsibility for Youth Development, Hon. Kate Lewis.