Ugu - bringing economy to the south

2016-10-20 06:00

TRIUMPH over the lingering scourge of poverty, unemployment and inequality is not far from reach following the announcement last Thursday by Ugu District Municipality Mayor, Cllr Tolomane Mnyayiza­, that the municipality has motivated for the province’s growing economy to be brought to the south.

Mnyayiza said at the first Mayoral Izimbizo at Nyangwini sports ground in Umzumbe Municipality that two major economy boosting projects are in the pipeline for Ugu and received a blessing from the MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs­, Sihle Zikalala.

During his address, the mayor highlighted that the municipality is bringing development without discrimination, but the efforts of the municipality lean towards previously marginalised communities.

We have identified a need for the development of Ifafa under Umdoni Municipality where factories will be built and upon completion, approximately 5 000 jobs will be created and further investment opportunities will be unleashed.

The deep rural Umzumbe Municipality has also been identified as being ideal for the development of Umzumbe River trade where tourists will enjoy activities on this development, which will see the creation of a significant number of job opportunities.

“Efforts by government to develop all spheres of the district, especially those far behind in development compared to our economic hub, will be our development priority. We therefore ask communities to be patient while we implement development initiatives that address the triple challenge of poverty, unemployment and inequality and simultaneously ensure job creation.”

We reiterate, as Ugu District Municipality, that we will incorporate traditional methods and apply an all-inclusive approach towards the implementation of community development initiatives.

Ugu District Municipality promotes working together to create an environment that is friendly, responsive, accountable, effective and efficient for our communities.

“Ugu District is better today than it was yesterday.”

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