The more than 1,500 employees of the East Demerara Estate (EDE) have committed to demonstrate Resilience through Unity as this has proven to be pivotal to the success of the integration of the La Bonne Intention (LBI) and Enmore Estates into the East Demerara Estate.
The integration process came into effect since 2011 when the LBI factory was closed. This was a part of the rationalization process in the Corporation at that time, and the objective was to merge the LBI and Enmore Estates to form the East Demerara Estate (EDE.). On Monday, August 29, 2016, an opening ceremony was held in recognition of the completion of the integration process for the Agriculture, Finance and Human Resources departments which were relocated from LBI to Enmore in order to complement the operations of the Factory, these operations are referred to as, the Business Centre.
In an internal release the Estate Manager, Curbette Victorine stated that the decision to call the amalgamated administrative offices, the ‘Business Centre’, is in keeping with the corporate strategic plan to transition into a resilient and sustainable business
The Estate Manager further stated in the release that, “we wish to thank all who have assisted in the process leading to the completion of the estates’ integration,” and proceeded to express profound gratitude for the patience and support given in the preparation of and during the movement of personnel and equipment.
Now that the physical integration process has been completed, management will soon be undergoing training in ‘Team Building’ to enhance their capacity to ensure that the human and social integration process happens as smoothly as possible.