Modern Abattoir underway

Monday, May 19, 2014 4:05 PM - George's, Grenada
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ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, May 19, 204 – GIS: Agriculture Minister, Hon. Roland Bhola, says that a modern day Abattoir is nearing completion at Mirabeau, St. Andrew’s.

Addressing residents of St. Andrew’s Southeast, at the start of the second round of Government’s Open Forum, at Gordon’s Bar in Munich, Bhola boasted that the modern day facility, which is nearing completion, will probably be the best in the Eastern Caribbean, with cutting edge current day equipment.

Bhola is excited that the completion is near, after the project was held up by the former National Democratic Congress (NDC) Government of former Prime Minister Tillman Thomas.

The Agriculture Minister said that they are in the final stage of completion, with the installation of the equipment taking place.

“It is one of the most modern Abattoirs in the Caribbean. In fact we had visitation from St. Vincent and the Grenadines and other islands coming to see what we have done in Grenada, so that they can pattern theirs after ours.”

Minister Bhola boasted that we are building ‘a modern edge cutting Abattoir.’ “No longer will the butchers be using cutlass, saws, choppers and whatever, we will have proper equipment to give you proper cuts, so that when you get a piece of meat it will be fresh, it would be good,” Bhola said.

Honourable Bhola indicated that efficient transportation will be an integral part of the operations and as such, the service of a Cold Storage Truck is being secured.

The slaughtering will take place at Mirabeau and the vending being done at the Market in Grenville. “We do not want meat to be just thrown in the back of a vehicle with two pieces of banana leaves; and when you get to Grenville, flies are playing with the meat. We want to make sure that when you get meat it is fresh, it is clean, healthy, and good for human consumption; so we are getting a Cold Storage vehicle to move it to Grenville,” the Agriculture Minister remarked.

He also indicated that a Cold Storage Room would be set up in Grenville for the butchers. “No longer will you have meat hanging outside from Friday morning to Saturday morning. It will be hanging in a Cold Storage room and you will have the various cuts when you come to purchase,” Bhola said, indicating that the testing of the equipment is being done in the coming weeks to ensure that everything is fine. Minister Bhola assured the people that the long awaited Abattoir would soon be commissioned.




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