MEDIA INVITE Att : All Media Houses
Date : Tuesday, 26 October 2021
Provincial World Food Day event to be held in JB Marks Local Municipality
Mahikeng-It’s all systems go for the 2021 provincial World Food day commemoration. The day is commemorated annually during October month to promote awareness and advocate collective action to assist those who suffer from hunger.
The commemoration also seeks to heighten public awareness on issues of poverty and malnutrition and to further raise awareness on the different products that constitute a balanced diet. The department will also use the day to share with the communities and the agricultural sector in particular on issues of climate change and its effects on the sector.
This year, discussions around enhancing participation of rural people, particularly women and the underprivileged in decisions and events impacting their living conditions will take center stage during this event.
To address issues of food security, the department will on the day provide indigenous chickens for rearing to identified households in the hosting village of Goedgevonden and help to establish vegetable gardens in identified households from neighboring villages of Tsetse, Boikhutso, Boikhutsong, Appledraai, Wilgevonden, Mafole as well as Mogopa.
In response to the humanitarian challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, MEC Desbo Mohono and MEC Boitumelo Moiloa will distribute agri-packs for household consumption.
Members of the media are therefore invited to cover this important event which is scheduled to take place as follows:
Date : Wednesday, 27 October 2021 Time : 08H00am Venue : GOEDGEVONDEN, near Ventersdorp town
Issued by Communication Services Directorate Enquiries: Ms Emelda Setlhako Tel: 018 389 5684/ Cell: 060 745 4020 Email: ESetlhako@nwpg.gov.za Website:www.nwpg.gov.za/dard Facebook:www.facebook.com/dard/Twitter: @nwpg _dard