Ward 24 youth starts cleaning campaign

2018-05-09 06:01
Ward 24 ANCYL members after their clean-up campaign last Friday.PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Ward 24 ANCYL members after their clean-up campaign last Friday.PHOTO: SUPPLIED

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THE African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) of Ward 24 initiated a clean-up campaign last Friday where they identified areas under their ward that needed tidying up.

The youth started with cutting grass at Oribi and also launched a programme called “Leaders in Training” (Lit) which provides a platform for local small businesses in the ward to be registered on a database, creating exposure for their businesses. The information can be accessed at the ward councillor’s office.

Fezile Mhlongo, who is the member of ANCYL, told Echo that they started this campaign after experiencing problems with Msunduzi Municipality who had failed to trim verges and grassy areas. “We took the initiative and fund-raised, and we managed to purchase four machines to use for grass cutting. This will be an ongoing campaign as we will continue to clean more places that fall under Ward 24.

“As youth we decided that we can’t just sit and watch while our areas are filthy,” Mhlongo said. Regarding the Lit programme Mhlongo said: “We always see our youth roaming the streets, not knowing what to do because there are no jobs. “This is our way of trying to provide job opportunities. Anybody with any kind of skill can register at the office of the councillor so that they can be put on the database. Once your name has been put on the database, if anyone under our ward wants someone with a specific skill, they are able to obtain it”.

For more information regarding Lit contact, ANCYL Ward 24 secretary Mthobisi Khumalo on 071 603 4197.

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