Dominica’s Manufacturers lament that their working facilities are unsuitable for achieving effective production.President of the Dominica Manufacturers Association (DMA) Savarin McKenzie has expressed concern over existing working conditions in the manufacturing sector.
He spoke at a handing over ceremony at the National Development Foundation of Dominica Conference Room on Wednesday, where 15 Agro-processors were presented with new equipment.
McKenzie expressed gratitude to Invest Dominica Authority (IDA) and the National Authorizing Officer (NAO) for the European Development Fund, for presenting new equipment to the Manufacturers Association; but he said the current production facility is “one of the areas about whichwe are very concerned”.
He added “Yes we have equipment, yes we are producing but we are also interested in having the right facility for production, with all of the requirements in place, so that we can move towards getting the products that are manufactured in Dominica up to standard”.
McKenzie also said that demands in the French countries, particularly Guadeloupe and Martinique, are high for Dominican products and that Cuba has an “emerging market for our products.”
He challenged the manufacturers to take a stand, and put in the necessary work to produce quality productsthat are necessary for the market.
The presentation of the equipment was made under the European Union’s Banana Accompanying Measure (BAM).
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