EC Premier Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane to handover R900 thousands worth of equipment to a women headed farming venture in Ugie through government’s Isiqalo Youth Fund
As Women’s Month 2022 draws to a close, Eastern Cape Premier Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane will, on Friday the 26th of August 2022, handover R900 thousand worth of agricultural equipment to a women headed farming venture in Ugie in the Joe Gqabi District Municipality.
The funding to Mnyolo Heights Farm, a 100% black female youth-owned vegetable and livestock production business has been made possible through the Provincial Government’s Isiqalo Youth Fund.
The Premier will handover agricultural equipment including a tractor; fertilizer spreader; ripper and various other equipment – giving a much needed boost to the 165-hector farm, which has created employment for 30 young people from Ugie and supplies its produce to several retail shops including SPAR.
Isiqalo Youth Fund seeks to create a conducive environment for young entrepreneurs through provision of financial and non-financial support, to enable them to be active participants in the stimulation of the economy of the province.
The programme was founded in 2019, located in the provincial department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEDEAT), but was moved to the Office of the Premier in 2021.
Source: Government of South Africa