Workshops to strengthen disaster management

2016-04-28 06:00

KOUGA residents and interest groups have been invited to attend disaster risk assessment workshops, to be held across the region in May.

Kouga Executive Mayor Daphne Kettledas said the workshops would be presented by the Sarah Baartman District Municipality and Kouga Municipality in order to improve the region’s preparedness and management of disasters.

“The workshops will be used to identify risks to the safety of people and property in our various wards. We’ll also be looking at the capacity of the municipality and other roleplayers, including communities, to manage disaster situations and how this capacity can be improved,” she explained.

Ten five-hour workshops will be held. All the workshops will run from 15:00 to 20:00 on the relevant days.

The schedule is as follows.

On Monday, May 2, two workshops will be held in Jeffreys Bay, one at the Pellsrus Hall with the focus on Pellsrus, C-Place, Wavecrest and Kabeljous. The second workshop will be held at the Newton Hall for residents of the remainder of Jeffreys Bay, including, Aston Bay, Paradise Beach and the Marina Martinique.

On Tuesday, May 3, a workshop will be held at the St Francis Bowling Club for residents from St Francis, Sea Vista, the Kromme River and Cape St Francis. On the same day a workshop will be held at the Oyster Bay Community Hall for residents from Oyster Bay, Umzamowethu and the rural surrounds.

On Wednesday, May 4, two workshops will take place in Humansdorp - one at the Kruisfontein Civic Centre for residents of Humansdorp and the greater Kruisfontein area. The second workshop will be at the KwaNomzamo Community Hall for residents of KwaNomzamo, including informal settlements such as Pola Park and Vergenoeg.

On Thursday, May 5, a workshop will be held at the Dan Sandi Hall in Patensie for residents from Patensie, Ramaphosa Village, Andrieskraal, Quagga and Cambria. Another will be held at the Vusumzi Landu Hall in Hankey for residents from Hankey, including, Centerton, Philipsville and Rosedale on the same day.

The last two workshops will take place on Monday, May 9: first at the Loerie Community Hall for residents of Loerie and the surrounding areas, and second at the Katrina Felix Hall for residents of Thornhill, Matjiesfontein, Kleinfontein, Longmore and the rural areas.

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