The Executive Mayor Cllr G.N. Nelani opened the womens month with a drive to stimulate food production in KSD municipality as part of the local economic recovery plan of the municipality to stimulate the productive capacity of our municipality particularly targeting women, youth and people living with disabilities.
This drive included donating 5000 seedlings in Ward 13, Highbury and ward 15 Bhaziya to a women and youth owned cooperatives that are already in vegetable production. The plan is also to help all our food producers to have off take agreement with the local retail, hospitality and tourism industry as part of ensuring market access of our local produce.
The Executive Mayor has noted with concern the challenge that relates to access to water as indicated by both coops as well the communities throughout our municipality. The municipality thus far has been made aware that our system to deliver quality portable water is at 73% operational capacity with plans afloat on the 27% of challenges.
“Working with our district municipality we are committed to resolve all these economic infrastructure challenges and turn around our local economy in line with our KSD Vision 2030” Said the Executive Mayor addressing the two coops in the presence of both the Ward Councillor of ward 13, Cllr N Sibeko and ward 15, Cllr N Mkhontwana.
Lastly, our communities must really take up the launched drive of one household one vegetable garden as this will decrease their cost of living as they will spend less on vegetable need for daily meals resulting in savings that can be redirected to other household needs.