United ‘voice’ for community launched

2019-07-23 06:25
Some of the attendees of the launch.

Some of the attendees of the launch.

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Different community development organisations and residents at large flocked to Alliance Française in Portlands to attend the official launch of the Mitchell’s Plain Integrated Development Forum on Saturday 13 July.

The birth of this non-profit organisation was requested by residents to formulate a communication plan that would help dish out information to the residents. This is according to organisation’s chairperson Marshall Nelson.

As the organisation is in its infant stage, Nelson said another board meeting is scheduled to take place soon, to outline what is expected of the board members.

He described the organisation as one that seeks to get the residents involved in the activities that are happening in the area, adding that the organisation will be strong on communication and community involvement and engagement.

“We do not want a situation where people say they did not hear about meetings, we will make sure we reach the maximum,” he said.

They will have a body which will act as an umbrella body for all organisation of Mitchell’s Plain.

He explained part of the role of the organisation is to spread news about developments in the greater Mitchell’s Plain area.

“There is a big project that is coming to Mitchell’s Plain and I have been approached about it and want to make the community aware of it,” he revealed.

In attendance were ward 75 councillor Joan Woodman and ward 99 PR councillor Washiela Harris.

They vowed to support the structure which they hope would become a united voice of Mitchell’s Plain.

“Any initiative that would bring change and take Mitchell’s Plain forward I will support,” said Woodman.

She said part of why she attended was because she was invited by a ward 75 resident.


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