R106m Vrede Dairy Project "in a state of decay" and needs R30m

R106m Vrede Dairy Project "in a state of decay" and needs R30m

The controversial Vrede Dairy Project which was linked to the Gupta family has fallen into disrepair and according to the DA is in a state of decay.

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Briefly.co.za learned that the legislature’s joint committee visited the project this week. The committee oversees public accounts and agriculture committees. The DA insisted that the committee looks into the Vrede Dairy Project.

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The commission heard that the R106 million spent on equipment was ineffective. After arriving from India in a state of decay, the equipment remained outdated and had visibly deteriorated further, DA MPL and leader of the opposition in the Free State legislature Roy Jankielsohn said.

Jankielsohn revealed that an additional R30 million would be needed to revive the ailing project according to thesouthafrica.com.

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“It is clear that the people of the Free State were robbed of R106 million under the watch of former premier Ace Magashule, whose family members had close ties with the Guptas. The current provincial government appear to be intent on throwing more taxpayers’ money into a single plant in an attempt to justify the initial wasteful expenditure in order to protect their political head in Luthuli House,” Jankielsohn said.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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