State of Dutywa agri-park elicits query from DA

The Democratic Alliance will be asking questions of the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, after the party’s Premier Campaign spokesperson on Land and Agriculture, MP Annette Steyn, said witnessed the complete vandalisation of an agri-park in Dutwya on Tuesday.

Vandalised equipment in the agri-park Picture: SUPPLIED

Steyn said in a statement that she carried out an oversight inspection of the agri-park and found it in disrepair. Over R10-million had been invested in the project with new equipment vandalised and carried away. The agri-parks initiative was launched in 2015 as one-stop shops for agro-production support, processing, logistics, marketing and training within district municipalities.

Steyn said questions on the state of affairs at the site were due to be asked from the Minister.

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