The assets, which included offices, houses, lorries, motorcycles and other equipment, were handed to the Inyathi Rural District Council during a farewell and handover ceremony held at Siganda business Centre last week.
The local authority is going to administer the assets on behalf of the local community.
Speaking at the ceremony, a representative of World Vision, Khumbulani Ndlovu, urged the local community to continue sustaining the poverty alleviation projects which the organisation left them.
“We hope the projects we have left will not be abandoned. After working together for 16 years, it’s high time that we move to other areas which also need our assistance” said Ndlovu.
World Vision started operating in the area in 1996 assisting farmers in humanitarian and poverty alleviation projects such goat-rearing and a heifer loan scheme.
One of the plot holders, Naison Ndlovu, thanked World Vision for constructing the irrigation scheme.
“Before the arrival of World Vision, we did not have vegetables in our area and we used to spend a lot of money buying vegetables. Now we are even selling the surplus,” said Ndlovu.
The Senator for the area, Lot Mambo urged the council not to abuse the donated assets.Post published in: News