The Executive Mayor of Alfred Nzo District Municipality Cllr Sixolile Mehlomakhulu led a delegation of Councilors and Management who conducted visits to plaughing fields funded by the District Municipality as part of the Agri-parks program of its Planning and Economic Development Department.
The visits were Kickstarted today in Ward 28, Mbizana by visiting Makhalini Agriculture Cooperative where over 15 hacters of Sweet Potato have been fenced and plaughed.
Agri-parks Program is a high impact Agriculture program that was initiated by the District Municipality last year in order to invest in changing the Economic outlook of the district in a sustainable manner.
The delegation led by the Executive Mayor is very impressed by the impact and the success of the program in the area visited today.
Over 15 jobs have been created by the project and the beneficiaries have committed to create more jobs over the near future.
“We are happy to see that the money invested in this program is not going to waste as we have seemingly selected people who are passionate about their work as they were already operating in the field even before our intervention. As Government we want to assist people who already show potential by taking them to newer heights with access to market in order to ensure sustainability of these businesses.” Cllr Mehlomakhulu said.
The visits are going to continue to other Municipalities across the District where the District Municipality has funded Agriculture project. The purpose of the visit is to also assess challenges and to provide mitigation solutions where the challenges may arise in order to ensure success and sustainability of the program.
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Issued by: Alfred Nzo District Municipality Communications Unit
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