Tongaat donates to the needy at Masvingo Agric Show

Brilliant Mukaro

MIRROR REPORTER

MASVINGO AGRIC SHOW – Tongaat Hullets, the country’s sugar producing giant has donated 164kgs of sugar each to four needy organizations at the close of the Masvingo Agricultural Show in Masvingo today.

The happy recipients of the sugar are Alfred Walter Hostels, M Hugo, Henry Murray schools and Ngomahuru Hospital.

The company also donated 240kgs of sugar to Masvingo Show Society which will go to the winners of the show.

Tongaat’s Emily Sibanda handed over the donations to the representatives. She said that it was the tradition of the company to make donations to the less privileged after every show. This is part of Tongaat’s corporate social responsibility.

Henry Murray head, Stanley Tavonga Feya said the donation came at the right time as the school’s coffers had run dry. Government is yet to release grants from BEAM, said Feya. 

Sister Maria Murwira from Alfred Walter Hostels reiterated the same and said her institution also relies on Government for its running.

Ngomahuru Hospital representative William Edwin thanked Tongaat for the kind gesture and said patients sometimes eat porridge without sugar.

Masvingo Show Society executive secretary Gamuchirai Mlilo expressed her gratitude saying the donation will help boost morale for show goers and key stakeholders.

She said this year’s event was a success as compared to last year because of COVID 19.

“We thank Tongaat for this donation, it will boost morale among stakeholders.

“This year’s event was a success, we had more exhibitors. It shows that people have recovered from the effects of COVID 19,” said Mlilo.

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