EASTERN Cape Sports MEC Pemmy Majodina, will host the third annual Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) Kamoso and Service Excellence Awards on Saturday, October 20, at the Regent Hotel in East London. The award ceremony strives to recognise both the service delivery excellence and best performance in implementing of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) by all public bodies in the province.The EPWP Kamoso awards aim to acknowledge EPWP in its role as the lead and co-ordinator of the programme. Its core objective is to encourage, motivate, recognise and reward the best performing government departments, municipalities and public bodies for their significant contribution in creating work opportunities for the unemployed during the 2017/18 financial year.The EPWP Kamoso Awards this year will have 20 categories: . Infrastructure sector with six categories . Social sector with six categories . Environment and Culture sector with four categories . Non-state sector with three categories . The MEC Award.The Service Excellence Awards seek to recognise departmental innovative and the best performing individuals/teams in order to motivate employees, improve morale, job satisfaction and ultimately productivity. Public Works employees will be recognised across the four programmes that make up the structure of provincial Department of Public Works. The Service Excellence Awards have four categories: . Operational Excellence Awards . Departmental Infrastructure Projects Awards . Departmental Innovative Projects Awards . Departmental Transformational Projects Awards.“We are hosting these awards to raise the bar and inspire others to emulate all the hard work and creativity showed by the nominees. “We have to continue to work hard to find innovative ways to deliver quality essential services, despite the various challenges we face,” said Majodina.