STATEMENT BY UGU DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY:
The Executive Committee has unanimously resolved to hand over the Ugu Fresh Produce Market to the Ugu South Coast Development Agency to implement all the agricultural activities at the premises while the municipality stills ponder over all available options for the use of the facility.
This facility’s sole purpose was to provide a trading platform for local farmers where fresh produce is bought through producers and it also served as a catalyst for the development of black farmers to become successful producers and suppliers. The municipality is also seeking to restructure and re-position the Fresh produce market to enable it to adjust decisively to the market changes and respond accordingly to the market trends of the sector.
And as such, the Ugu Fresh Produce Market facility stills provides the necessary facilities, infrastructure and trading systems to facilitate these transactions. And we are hopeful that the Development Agency will utilise this facility meaningfully towards the attainment of the Districts developmental goals.
UGU DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY
Senior Manager: Mayoralty and Communications
Mr France Zama