By Staff Reporter
QWAQWA -Premier Sefora Ntombela says more progress has been made in land distribution to the people .
Ntombela highlighted some of the progress made during her State of Provincial Address( SOPA) on Tuesday.
“ We have commenced with our programme to distribute land to our people.We have four thousand, eight hundred and seventy-two land parcels valued at over eleven billion Rand. Of this total number of pieces of land, two thousand, six hundred and twenty-six have been earmarked to be transferred to the rightful beneficiaries.”
She said so far the audit of farms in the province has been completed with the view of making these available to the people, mainly the youth and women. Ninety-five farms, “that include resorts and nature conservation areas have been identified,” Ntombela disclosed.
She further said two lease agreements are being concluded with Mr. Simon Sondezi and Mr.Elias Nhlapo for Waterval Farms in Thabo Mofutsanyana.
“We will determine the possible nature of farming operations on the other remaining farms. Transformation of the property industry remains our priority too. Of the seventy-three office lease contracts, thirty-nine are held by previously disadvantaged individuals.”
According to the Premier the total office lease contracts is 53 percent. “We have completed the construction of Botshabelo Transport Route and Cornelia Access Road. By the end of this financial year, these major projects worth hundred and sixty-six million Rand should have been completed.”