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    EMA donates to Sizalokuhle gardening projects


    GWERU –
    The Environmental Management Agency (EMA) in Gweru has donated fencing poles and cement to 26 villagers in Ward 14, Sizalokuhle area under Chief Bunina to start nutritious gardening projects to sustain their livelihoods.
    The project that is run by 21 women and five men was started four years ago.
    The farmers grow vegetables, tomatoes, carrots and onions and sell their produce to Lower Gweru Mission and surrounding villages.
    Ephraim Cele, one of the garden members who spoke to The Mirror during a media tour facilitated by EMA said that the project was started by villagers and the village head five years ago and recently EMA came in and helped the farmers with fence to secure their project.
    "We started this project with our village head but we were having problems in securing our crop from animals because we did not have money to buy fence. We were lucky last year when we were connected to EMA by our Agritex officer as EMA came in saying they can donate fence to the project," said Cele
    He also said that since the project was fenced, they have been able to sell their vegetables and have generated enough money to start a poultry project.
    EMA District Environmental Officer Annastacia Mangisi said that EMA take pride in helping villagers preserve their environment and also helping in food security.
    "We are happy as EMA that we managed to help these residents in terms of food security and on our party it's also a plus because by providing fence we are stopping the villagers from cutting down trees.
    "This project will also help in uniting the villagers for a purpose and also provide some income for the members," said Mangisi
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