The Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform has allocated budget since 2016/17 financial year up to the current financial year for construction of the State of the Art Packhouse in Baltein Village in Ward 3 for Agro Processing of citrus that is exported to the European countries and some sold locally. The pack house is designed to meet the required global standards for exporting quality fruits.

MEC Xolile Nqatha for the Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform (DRDAR) and Ngqushwa Mayor, Councillor Mnikelo Siwisa cutting the ribbon as a sign of official handover of Packhouse to Baltein citrus farmers; Mr Khayalethu Mpahla (Naudeshoek Farm), Mr Zukile Mgadle (Ripplemead Farm), and Mr Hambile Nyamezele (Siyamila Citrus Farm).

X