Ray Nkonyeni wins for the second time

2017-11-09 06:00
PHOTO: thami ka-nkosiWith the Non-State Sector category awards (from left) RNM spokesman Simon April, mayor Cynthia Mqwebu and manager Max Mbili.

PHOTO: thami ka-nkosiWith the Non-State Sector category awards (from left) RNM spokesman Simon April, mayor Cynthia Mqwebu and manager Max Mbili.

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THE Ray Nkonyeni Municipality recently won the KZN Expanded Public Works Programme Kamoso Award for the second time in the “Best Non-State Sector” category for the Lollipop Scholar Patrol at the Mayville Hall in Durban

Winning the award follows the recruitment of unemployed youth and women in municipal departments, in partnership with the Department of Public Safety, as scholar patrols.

Mayor Cynthia Mqwebu said at a media briefing at council chambers the criteria for the award ranges from the number of job opportunities created, training and budget targets.

“The workers under this programme work for a minimum number of prescribed hours each month on a two-year contract,” said Mqwebu.

This programme started in 2012 in the Ezingolweni area focusing on poverty alleviation, such as farming and craft work.

The recruited people, the majority of whom were women, were later grouped to focus also on agriculture and cleaning, and was approved in May 2016 to include the areas of the former Hibiscus Coast.

The Kamoso Awards were instituted in 2007 to encourage, motivate, recognise and reward the best performing government departments, municipalities, provinces and public bodies for their contribution­ in creating work opportunities for unemployed South Africans­.

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