Speaker, the ANC welcomes the North West Provincial Government's intervention in helping the Bray Co-operative to achieve sustainability and be productive. A farm situated in Bray, in the Kagisano-Molopo Local Municipality, was purchased in 1998 through government's Land Redistribution for Agricultural Development programme, which was designed to help previously disadvantaged citizens to access land specifically for agricultural purposes.
The ANC government in this province has set aside a budget for the co- operative, and more than R1 million has already been spent on the drilling, testing and equipping of a new borehole, purchasing of two diesel engines, construction of two engine rooms, two new reservoirs, five drinking troughs and a 12 km pipeline.
Furthermore, it is expected to hand over water reticulation infrastructure, fencing and 100 goats valued at R1,3 million to the Bray Co-operative. The provision of goats to this co-operative is aimed at improving livestock production in this area and to generate sustainable income for its 74 beneficiaries comprising of 34 men, 16 women and 24 youth in order to uplift their living standards. The ANC believes that this ... [Time expired.] [Applause.]