MEC Qoboshiyane gives seedlings as Christmas presents to EL motorists

BY TAI CHISHAKWE - DECEMBER 4, 2014

As part of encouraging people of the Eastern Cape to start family food gardens, Rural Development and Agrarian Reform MEC, Mlibo Qoboshiyane, handed over about 1 000 spinach seedlings to motorists and pedestrians in East London on Tuesday morning.

The handover took place at the Amalinda Main Road and Oxford Street junction (near Clarendon High School and the East London Museum) and at the Devereux Avenue robots in Vincent. 

“With the Christmas season and its giving spirit upon us, the MEC has chosen to give seedlings to locals to promote food gardens as a weapon to fight poverty and hunger in the province,” said the MEC’s Spokesperson, Mvusiwekhaya Sicwetsha.

He said MEC Qoboshiyane and his family have a leafy green vegetable and herb garden in their East London home.

“The MEC is calling on the people of the province to consider seeds and seedlings as gifts for their friends, loved ones and the needy when they buy their Christmas presents this time around,” he said.

Rural Development and Agrarian Reform Superintendent General, Lumkile Ngada, joined the MEC during the seedling handover.

 

 

 

 

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