MEC not pleased with One Stop Centre’s slow progress

MEC for Agriculture, Rural Developmet, Land and Environmental Affairs Vusi Shongwe is not too pleased with the slow progress related to the construction of a One Stop Centre for farmers in Mkhondo, Piet Retief.

The centre will house, among others, animal vets, diesel depot, fertilizers and farming equipments. “We must prioritize finishing the construction of this centre as soon as possible. I understand that during the Covid19 lockdown suppliers were not busy. Now that the country is back to business, there must be progress even if it means working during the festive season,” he remarked.

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Vandalism and theft of material like fence was identified as another setback. MEC Shongwe called for security to be beefed up. He later visited the completed Mkhondo agri-hub which is set to start operating early next year.

“There are some structural defects which must be attended to. We should not make a mistake of handing over inferior infrastructure to our farmers,” he cautioned.

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