Greater Kokstad Municipality viewpoint

2016-07-22 06:00

GREETINGS to the people of Kokstad.
Small town rehabilitation phase 3
July is the month where the new financial year starts and I I have said before we will not wait for anything because people need services and phase 3 is testimony to what I said. It is therefore my pleasure to announce phase 3 of the small town rehabilitation project that will continue with the upgrade of Main Street from Groom Street down to Railway Street. The project has already at the design stage and consultations with relevant stakeholders have taken place. I appeal to business people in that area to be patient because there will be disturbances near their business during construction. The project will include storm-water drains, relocation of water mains, street lights, sidewalks, speed calmers and parking areas. A total of R15 million has been allocated for the project. Siyaqhuba.

Public Service Week

Throughout this week we saw a series of activities where people from different sectors of government, business and community playing their part in upholding the legacy of Tata Nelson Mandela. From Monday 18 July, Operation the Sukuma Sakhe team, led by GKM mayor, Cllr T.N. Jojozi embarked on activities aimed at changing the lives of Kokstad people. I was pleased to see the retail, banking, burial schemes and insurance sector showing their acts of selflessness by giving their time to the people of Kokstad. Without being selective I thank the Department of Correctional Services in Kokstad for ensuring that government’s priority in education is realised. Their contribution in ensuring that a classroom in Xolo Xolo is built and is what I call a direct response to the critical need of society, and for that they must get an ovation. I ask other departments, business and other sectors to learn from DCS and emulate the selfless life lived by Nelson Mandela.

Services Seta learnership
From Monday 18 July the Kokstad Town Hall was abuzz with youth from Kokstad who were inducted before embarking in a learnership at from Services Seta. Earlier this year young people from all the wards in Kokstad were identified to take part in this initiative with the aim of developing their skills. This opportunity was awarded to 480 pupils who will be taught about hygiene cleaning, hygiene supervision, business administration and new venture creation. These people will increase the percentage of skilled people in Kokstad and I urge the community to be patient as we try to source more funds to develop the young people of Kokstad.
Siyaqhuba. Enkosi.

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