A total of 350 previously disadvantaged unemployed residents signed EPWP contracts last week Thursday and Friday.
Automatically and randomly selected off a database, these workers today begin a mass clean up of our City’s Parks and Cemeteries.
As the political head of Public Health, I immediately took a decision to focus on cleaning our social infrastructure. Parks are crucial for recreation while cemeteries are where we pay respects to lost loved ones.
After too many years of decay and neglect, many of these once scared open spaces have become dumpsites. This has a direct and negative impact on our residents.
We want Nelson Mandela Bay to be a caring and well-run city, driven by service excellence and attention to detail. The unit will be in operation for a month, thereafter the Metro Police will conduct regular patrols to ensure the safety of residents and adherence to by-laws.
The 350 workers have been given fair access to opportunities and resources. And our municipal infrastructure is receiving the attention it has desperately needed for so long.
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