U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, Louis J. Crishock presented a cheque for EC$135,000 to a representative of the Grenada Cocoa Association, on Wednesday, September 4.
The funds represent the fourth of five installments of an investment of over US $173,000 from the people of the United States through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to equip the Diamond Estate Cocoa Processing Plant in St. Mark.
The project is conducted as part of a Public/Private Partnership between USAID, L.A. Burdick Grenada, the Grenada Cocoa Association and the International Youth Foundation’s Caribbean Youth Empowerment Program (CYEP).
It seeks to stimulate the economy through support to the agricultural sector while providing jobs for youth who have completed skills training.
Following the presentation, the Chargé said that the U.S. Government is pleased to be a part of this project, which will both create opportunities for Grenadian youth and help Grenada to add value to its world renowned agricultural products.