Monday, January 26, 2009

Agricultural suitcases handed to Philippi East residents

By Cindy Witten
26 January 2009

The Department of Economic Development and Tourism and the Department of Agriculture, held a Service Delivery Road Show in Phillipi East on Saturday.

The road addressed topics such as land reform and skills training amongst others. Its aim was to empower and inform the community of what Provincial Government has planned for communities in the Western Cape. Minister of Agriculture, Cobus Dowry, says that the road show was a huge success.
“It was very successful. The halls were full of people who came to hear what we have to offer. The community also makes use of opportunities that comes their way,” said Dowry.

Dowry added that the road show was well attended by community members, who received supplies that enable them to plant their own fruits and vegetables.
“We, from the department, have made known our latest delivery – an agricultural suitcase. The suitcase helps people to build their own gardens in their back yards,” he said.


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