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Limpopo food park opened

2012-03-26 19:10

Johannesburg - Over 5 000 people from poor backgrounds, mostly orphans and the disabled, will receive aid from the Limpopo food park, which was officially opened in Seshego, Polokwane on Monday.

"Over R20m has been set aside to support food security in this province, and part of the money will be used to fence 600km, which will be divided into plots in the rural areas for agriculture," Limpopo Agriculture MEC Jacob Marule said at the event.

The park would operate in the current financial year through support from the Food Bank of South Africa, traditional leaders and local municipalities.

On Monday, it donated non-perishable food items such as dry beans and maize meal to some indigent families.

According to Marule, Sunbake Bakery would donate 600 loaves of bread to the park monthly. Pick n Pay in Johannesburg had also pledged to donate food.

"Already, 60 NGOs have been contracted to the food park to supply food which will take care of the unemployable people," Marule said.

Comments
  • Bennie - 2012-03-26 20:21

    "Already, 60 NGOs have been contracted to the food park to supply food which will take care of the unemployable people," Marule said. ''Unemployable'' This is the new term of describing serial uselessness !!!

      Marina - 2012-03-27 07:26

      Bennie it did say that it was for orphans and the disabled. The thing is that if they don't force them to become self-sufficient from that land, it'll just be a waste of land and as usual, money.

      Oom - 2012-03-27 10:03

      Mostly orphans and disabled people, maybe you should re-think your comment.

  • Morena - 2012-03-26 21:03

    Ja this sounds like feeding poor whites in the new SA...LOL!

      Themba - 2012-03-27 06:38

      Please now, is everything about throwing in the race-card? How many whites have you seen in Seshego? Do you even know where Seshego is, and the demographics of the place?

  • tshivhombelaf - 2012-03-26 22:05

    Are we becoming a welfare state? I would like to see an eduction park as well, than this 'concentration camp'.

      Themba - 2012-03-27 06:40

      I totally agree with you, but, is our nation ready to get that education or would they always claim they can't perform their stomachs are empty? We as a country are always talking about promoting the culture of learning but, are we going about it the right way? Or even better, what is the right way to do it?

      Marina - 2012-03-27 07:28

      tshivhombelaf that is a BRILLIANT idea!

      Marina - 2012-03-27 07:33

      I agree, we cannot build a nation through handouts. I don't know why we don't look at setting up kibbutz communities like the Israeli's did. That would be a win-win situation if properly administered.

  • bluzulu - 2012-03-27 07:37

    Great Initiative, Great work , Keep it up.....

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