Fuelling drought, fire relief for farmers

24 November 2020 | Web Article Number: ME202021347

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Fuelling drought, fire relief for farmers

ENGEN has joined efforts to assist drought-stricken farming communities in Sutherland in the Eastern Cape as well as areas in the Free State that suffered damaging fire outbreaks in October.

It partnered with longstanding customer THT, non-governmental organisations, AfriForum and non-profit Beginet to deliver food, toiletries, medication and clothing to the hardest hit farming communities.

Engen also donated diesel to the value of R20 000 to assist with the transportation of these essentials, which were delivered on 21 November 2020.

The company’s General Manager: Commercial Drikus Kotze said it was proud to play a part in an initiative that helps alleviate the adversity of thousands of farmers and farm workers given the company’s close ties to the agricultural sector.

“Farmers in these areas are set to receive some relief aimed at ensuring that farms in the areas can remain in production,” he said.

“As the leading supplier of fuels and lubricants to the agricultural sector we have witnessed first-hand the impact that the fires and the ongoing drought have had on our farmers, farm workers and farming communities which is why we have partnered with THT to assist the sector.”

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