Castries, St Lucia: The government of St Lucia hosted the launch of the Mango Festival or Mango Mania in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture. The government has opened booths called Mango Mania to celebrate mango seasons.
The mango mania was held at the Constitution Park, where the booths of the mango were taken away.
The Mango Festival is a festival to create awareness of the several benefits that can be gained from mangoes. Mango is essential for fruit in the summer season. The government was promoting local products through these types of festivals and paved the path for the country to being self-resilient.
Further, Prime Minister of St Lucia- Philip J Pierre, also asked the citizens of the country to come to the Constitution Park to visit booths at Mango Mania “Tout Bagay Mango”.
PM Pierre noted, “If you have the time today, please stop by Constitution Park to visit the booths at Mango Mania “Tout Bagay Mango”.
Prime Minister Pierre extended gratitude to Alfred Prospere and his team from the Ministry of Agriculture and Ambassador Peter Chen, and the Embassy of Taiwan in Saint Lucia for this festival.
PM Pierre added that the value-added component to the local produce is an important step in the agricultural process, and it will be encouraged and supported.
Further, Deputy Prime Minister of St Lucia and Parliamentary Representative of Castries Constituency Ernest Hilaire attended the launch of the Mango Festival with the Ministry of Agriculture.
In addition to that, Ernest Hilaire also outlined the significance of the Mango Mania and stated that it is aimed at building greater awareness of the several benefits that can be gained from mangoes.
He said that it is crucial that the country find innovative ways to become more self-sustainable.
Ernest Hilaire exclaimed, “Mango Mania – “Tout Bagay Mango” is aimed at building greater awareness of the several benefits that can be gained from mangoes. It is crucial that we find innovative ways to become more self-sustainable. Let us continue striving towards better food security and lowering our food import bill.”