“Problems and obstacles are not unique to the country and the agricultural sector, but when drought conditions destroy nature and specifically animal life, as is currently the case, it touches everyone’s heart,” says Agri SA’s president, Johannes Möller.
Agri SA has learned with appreciation of various events where the public can come together to pray for rain, to bring relief from the devastating drought experienced in the country at present.
Möller added that agriculture was experiencing climatic extremes of an unprecedented nature which can seriously undermine farmers’ ability to produce normally and ensure food security in the country.
“The wave of dissatisfaction and concern among people around working conditions, service delivery, corruption etc. detracts from a peaceful society and contributes to the polarisation of communities,” says Möller. Agri SA is of the opinion that people should respect one another’s rights, promote good values and, in the spirit of nation-building, support one another.
“We believe now is the time to reach out to each other as believers from all denominations and religions. South Africans live in sensitive and difficult times and we therefore call on all churches and their members to use Sunday to reach out to their fellow citizens and pray for rain,” said Möller.
In closing, Möller said Agri SA wished to support a day of prayer on Friday, 27 November 2015 at Nampo Park at 10:00 and called on all citizens to participate in this event.
Issued by Agri SA, Directorate: Corporate Liaison
Mr Johannes Möller, President Agri SA, 082 647 8481
Mr Omri van Zyl, Designate Executive Director, Agri SA, 082 417 5724