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Executive Director of the Jamaica 4-H Clubs, Lenworth Fulton, has mentioned plans for the redevelopment of the Denbigh 4-H Training Centre in May Pen, Clarendon.
“We have just developed a fairly decent document asking for assistance to build a 350-room dormitory at Denbigh. We are going to add a multi-purpose dormitory and another kitchen,” he said.
Mr. Fulton was addressing members of the Jamaica 4-H Clubs’ Island Advisory Council, at their Annual General Meeting, held on November 1, at the Manchester High School auditorium in Mandeville, Manchester.
He pointed out that the document outlining the project, which is estimated to cost between $120 million and $150 million, has been submitted to the Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Christopher Tufton, for submission to Cabinet.
Mr. Fulton said it is difficult to obtain funding for projects in the agricultural and food processing industries from the private sector.
He said that both the Member of Parliament for Central Clarendon, Michael Henry and the Mayor of May Pen, Councillor Milton Brown, have given their full support for the project, as it would assist in the development of the May Pen area, by providing employment.
The Denbigh 4-H Training Centre, offers residential training programmes in tractor operation and maintenance, and food preparation, for males and females between 18 and 25 years of age.