CHDM gives hope to Gqebenya Cooperative

THE Chris Hani District Municipality (CHDM) handed over a tractor to Nonesi Cooperative in Gqebenya village in the Emalahleni Local Municipality area yesterday.

The cooperative currently has eight members – five women and three men.

Cooperative chairwoman Kholeka Ben said, “We are happy to receive the equipment we applied for it in 2014. We farm onions, beetroot, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, pumpkin and spinach. We also do crop farming but we did not plant maize this year due to the drought.”

Ben said the equipment would assist the cooperative to increase its production and growth adding that employment opportunities for community members would also be created.

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