Speech notes by Athol Trollip, MPL, Rural Development and Agrarian Reform budget vote debate — 23 July 2014

Honourable Speaker, Today we are considering the Eastern Cape budget for Rural Development and Agrarian reform. This is a critical budget as we are essentially a rural province that relies heavily on Agriculture, forestry and Agro processing. Another important fact is that the majority of people living in the rural areas of the former Transkei and Ciskei as well as the former CPA platteland are poor and dependent on the …

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