Youth Forums to be launched

2017-09-14 06:00

KOUGA Municipality invites all young people and youth organisations to the launch of ward-based Youth Forums at Jeffreys Bay and Humansdorp next week.

The target age is young people aged from 16 to 35 years old.

Social Services Portfolio Councillor, Daniel Benson, said the launch of the Ward 5 Youth Forum would take place at the Kruisfontein Civic Centre in Humansdorp at 18:00 on Tuesday, September 19.

“On September 20 at 18:00, we will be launching Youth Forums for Wards 3, 8, and 11 at the Newton Hall. These wards include Kabeljous, Wavecrest, C-Place and the CBD at Jeffreys Bay,” he says.

The launch of the Ward 4 Youth Forum will take place at the Kruisfontein Civic Centre at 18:00 on September 21.

“The purpose of Youth Forums is to allow young people to participate actively in governance issues of their wards and to organise the youth to speak with one voice on issues affecting them,” says Benson.

“Youth Forums have already been established in Kouga’s other 10 wards. We look forward to getting young people from these five wards on board as well.”

He encourages young people to attend the launch.

“For these platforms to be successful, young people from all walks of life and interests need to get involved, be it business, agriculture, sport, school, arts and culture, faith-based organisations, politics, community policing, the unemployed and those fighting against drug and substance abuse.”

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