Communities benefit from Public Service Week

2015-07-23 06:01
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THE dates from 13 to17 July was declared Public Service Week (PSW) by KZN Premier Senzo Mchunu.

This programme is implemented through Operation Sukuma Sakhe (OSS).

Social Development MEC Weziwe Thusi and Ugu District mayor Ntombifikile Gumede deployed 50 senior managers from provincial government and municipalities to work in most deprived wards to ensure immediate intervention for community members who are in desperate need of government services.

The week coincides with the internationally celebrated Mandela Week in honour of Nelson Mandela.

The senior managers, as part of the celebrations­ and the PSW have built temporary shelter for community members in Hibiscus Coast and Umzumbe­ local municipalities, while they wait for their new houses.

“We are grateful for what the officials of government have done for us. We will sleep comfortably with no wind and rain coming through the walls and roof,” said Mr Thabethe from KwaMgaye area.

There were a series of interventions in other local municipalities, from the provision of school uniforms, registration of identity, health services and information, which was to rapidly aid the households.

The senior managers, for three days, worked with NGOs and ensured that the families they assisted were provided with their necessities.

The managers, to an extent, provided assistance from their own personal funds.

Speaking at the PSW launch on Monday 13 June the district mayor wished the senior manage a productive week and urged them to profile all household visited and ensure that follow-ups on families are done until they are fully assisted. - Supplied

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