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Cassava processing demonstration center opened at Gulisi Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 28 March 2018 00:00

On Monday March 26th a building was inaugurated at the Monument Site/Gulisi Community Primary School in Dangriga to house a Cassava Processing Demonstration center. Financed by a number of agencies, the building will serve as a means by which the Garifuna Culture will remain relevant in Belize.

Under the stewardship of the National Garifuna Council (NGC) the new building will serve to demonstrate how cassava is converted from a tuber to bread (Ereba). As a staple in the Garifuna diet, Ereba remains an integral part of the Garifuna culture and in an effort to keep it alive the center will feature every aspect of cassava making, from grating to straining to the final product.

National President of the Garifuna Council, Sandra Miranda, explains that the objective of the center is not to directly compete with other entities that are engaged in similar production, but rather to train persons from the Stann Creek District on how to prepare and produce Ereba and thus giving them an employable skill.

In attendance at Monday’s ceremonies were Dangriga Mayor, His Worship, Francis Humphreys and Area Representative for Dangriga, Hon. Frank Papa Mena. Both leaders expressed their pleasure at the opening of the new center as a form of promotion of the Garifuna culture as well as an avenue by which members of the community can be trained to be productive citizens.