Australian Embassy Staffers Visit Greenfields

Aussie embassy staffers

EMGANWINI, BULAWAYO – Recently staffers from the Australian Embassy in Zimbabwe, visited Emganwini’s Greenfields project where they were briefed on the benefits derived by locals from the Sally Foundation-funded market garden development.

Sally Foundation is an Australian-based organisation in partnership with ZDDT and the various township communities dotted around Bulawayo.

The visitors were Andrew Marriott, DFAT Canberra and Alyce Kelsall stationed in Harare.

Newly elected committee, headed by Chris Nkosi, received the Australian team which was accompanied by Zimbabwe Development Democracy Trust’s National Development Officer, Simon Spooner and Field Correspondent, Mandla Tshuma.

Spooner said the challenges faced by gardeners in Emganwini were not separate from those faced by the whole country.

However, beneficiaries, appreciated the support they are receiving from the Australian investors, saying the garden had become a source of livelihood for the community.

“We no longer have to go to the market place to buy vegetables as we now get almost everything from this gardens; thanks to our donors,” said Peter Nyoni, immediate past chairperson.”