Buy Dominica Carnival Extravaganza Launched
The new Roseau Market will be buzzing with activity for the next few days, as the Buy Dominica Carnival Extravaganza kicked off with a special ceremony on Wednesday February 6th 2013.
Public Relations Officer for the Dominica Manufacturers Association, Mr. Severin Mc Kenzie mentioned, the objective of this initiative is that we are producing and manufacturing, and we have to ensure all our local products are being sold.
He said there is an open invitation out to all manufacturers and producers on the Island to join the initiative to get their products sold.
Investment Officer of Invest Dominica Authority Mr. Shayan Monelle pointed out that, Dominicans especially should take advantage of this opportunity, as they are getting the opportunity to purchase directly from the manufacturers.
General Manager of the Dominica Export and Import Authority (DEXIA) Mr. Gregoire Thomas pointed out that DEXIA is happy to be a part of this initiative; however supporting local products is nothing new to them as they have launched similar activities previously.
He says patronizing local products is one of the best tools that we have and we must continue to do so.
He added this is part of a larger campaign, where they will be working on a National Export Strategy.
This will focus on exports of products and services, and a component of the domestic market that needs more attention.
President of the Dominica Arts and Craft Producers Association, Mr. Francis Richards says that all of the items for sale at the Extravaganza are made locally.
This shows the talent of our people which we should have no problem in supporting.
He is appealing to the public to support what can be called our own in an effort to stimulate the economy.
The Extravaganza runs from February 6th to 9th and the last day is the 13th.
The Buy Dominica Extravaganza is a collaborative effort of the Dominica Manufacturers Association and the Dominica Arts and Craft Producers Association.