MINISTER MAITE NKOANA-MASHABANE TO LAUNCH THE MKHUHLU AGRI-HUB IN HAZYVIEW, MPUMALNGA
25 April 2019
The Minister of Rural Development and land Reform (DRDLR), Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), Mr Senzeni Zokwana, will, on 30 April 2019, launch the Mkhuhlu Agri-Hub in Hazyview, Mpumalanga.
DRDLR, in partnership with the Mpumalanga Provincial Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Land and Environmental Affairs (DARDLEA), will build a structure worth R50 million to be used as an Agri-Hub.
The two departments have been working together in identifying projects to support the development of Agri-parks projects in Ehlanzeni District, including the pack-house in Huttington which was built by the DRDLR through the Rural Infrastructure Development programme. The pack-house is situated a few kilometres from the Hub which is used, for washing, sorting, grading and packaging local produce.
The Agri-Hub will start functioning on the day of the launch with produce from the local farmers. It is expected that it will contribute to the growth of the local agricultural sector through integrated agricultural value chains.
Media is invited as follows: Date : 30 April 2019 Venue : Mkhuhlu Agri-Hub Time : 09:00 (briefing session at Mkhuhlu Local Municipality)
For media RSVP for the event, please send your details, preferably no later than Monday afternoon, 29 April 2019, to:
Mr Mphahlela Given Rammutla on 076 823 4678, Mphahlela.Rammutla@drdlr.gov.za Ms Zithini Dlamini on 082 461 1890, Zithini.Dlamini@drdlr.gov.za or Mr Tshepo Diale on 071 850 1751, Tshepo.Diale@drdlr.gov.za
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