SMA free rice distribution

2015-05-27 06:00
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KwaDukuza Municipality councillors, SMA officials and volunteers prepare for the SMA Rice Drive.

Photo: supplied KwaDukuza Municipality councillors, SMA officials and volunteers prepare for the SMA Rice Drive.

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THE Stanger Muslim Association (SMA) will undertake a large-scale distribution of free rice to underprivileged communities within KwaDukuza on Saturday, 30 May. The project, known as the SMA Rice Drive was initiated and approved by the associationand#039;s Shurah Council. SMA chairman Zaf Khan said: “The SMA is committed to uplifting and strengthening communities and we felt that rice, being a staple food, can sustain a family for a long period of time.” The SMA will distribute the rice in five-kilogram bags to 3 200 beneficiaries. SMA treasurer Aslam Ballim said that the total project value is estimated at R150 000. Feeding schemes and other organisations will also receive an allocation of rice. The SMA has partnered with the KwaDukuza Municipality and councillors to assist in distributing the rice to wards. Mayor Ricardo Mthembu, deputy mayor Dolly Govender and dignitaries will attend the event. The SMA Elders Council and volunteers will also be present on the day. SMA Exco officials Shain Manjoo, Ebrahim Manjra and Yusuf Badat were upbeat about the free rice distribution and, after months of planning, are looking forward to meeting and assisting the beneficiaries.

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