Supreme poultry affirms their stay in North West

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The executive management of Supreme Poultry in North West province confirmed that the allegations of disinvestment are not true. This follows media reports that the poultry company was leaving the province.

North West Premier Kaobitsa Maape and Deputy Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Obed Bapela engaged in a meeting with the management of the company. The primary objective of the meeting was to find lasting solutions for several challenges raised by Supreme Poultry.

Chief Executive of Supreme Poutrly Brendon de Boer raised concerns over water interruptions and the impact of electricity outages as a result of load-shedding. He added that The operations of the company had also been disrupted by protests from a sector of the community which had resulted in intermittent disruptions to production.

“Supreme has invested significantly in the North West Province and with the support of government would like to maintain this investment and where possible look at further investment. The ability to do so would be dependent on an effective working relationship with Government and all Supreme’s stakeholders.”

Premier Maape indicated that the role of government is to create a conducive environment in which business can thrive. Critically government will continuously hold stakeholder engagements with the company to ensure that any outstanding issues are resolved.

Maape has established an Interdepartmental War Room that will continuously monitor challenges of service delivery and attend to them promptly.

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