Main speakers at the first ever Agriculture and Trade Fair in the village of Maskall yesterday, March 26th, were Minister of Transport and National Emergency Management Hon. Edmond Castro, who is also Area Representative for Belize Rural North; and Minister of Agriculture Hon Godwin Hulse.
In his address at the opening ceremony, Minister of Agriculture Hon. Godwin Hulse remarked that the event was timely, and he said their newly adopted motto at the Ministry of Agriculture, “LET’S GET GROWING”, fits well with Belize Rural North Area Representative Hon. Edmond Castro’s mission which is, “CLEAR THE LAND”. Put them together, he explained, and you have a full plan of action: “CLEAR THE LAND and LET’S GET GROWING.”
The event included display and sale of agricultural produce and livestock, village style food and drinks, sports and musical entertainment. It was well attended, with a total of over 3,000 persons visiting the show grounds.
Hon. Edmond Castro thanked everyone who attended and participated, and announced that the fair will be held annually on the last weekend in June, with its main focus being Agriculture and Trade.
The Welcome Address was delivered by Maskall Village Chairman Leslie Pascascio, and the Vote of Thanks by Village Councillor Cherry Pascascio.
The event was held in conjunction with Maskall Village Day, organized by Love FM and Beeline along with the Maskall Village Council.