Bulawayo, Zimbabwe: Hundreds of Tshabalalala and Sizinda residents from Bulawayo’s Ward 21 are set to benefit from the establishment of a large nutritional garden project, which was recently pegged.
The project that is at the verge of kick-off, had its foundation stone laid by Sebenzela-Shandira Zimbabwe’s National Development Officer, Simon Spooner recently. (Seen on-site above).
The site which is located on a virgin land demarcated by the city’s Town Planning Department, promises to reward the local community with rich yields as it sets about breaking the ground and turning it into vegetable plots.
In an interview with the residents of Tshabalala and Sizinda, it can be seen that the project will soon be a hive of activity and a centre to share and implement developmental ideas. “We are glad to be recognised by ZDDT and their partners, who saw it appropriate and important to create employment for us,” said Arnold Phiri of Sizinda.
Several residents, who spoke to ZDDT News, expressed appreciation for the establishment of what they described as a stress reliever, for the unemployed.
“We will keep praying until the final establishment of this noble project, which will improve the lives of the community. It has been long overdue to us to have ours here in Ward 21,” said a joyful Gogo Sylivia Ndlovu.
ZDDT is working in conjunction with partners, the Sally Foundation and Global Development Group, both based in Australia.
To see just how successful the community garden project can be, please see here.