Ugu Youth Awards officially launched

2017-04-27 06:02
PHOTO: precious GumedeAt the Ugu Youth Awards launch are Government Communication Information System official Mthunzi Mkhungo and Sipho Khuzwayo of Ugu.

PHOTO: precious GumedeAt the Ugu Youth Awards launch are Government Communication Information System official Mthunzi Mkhungo and Sipho Khuzwayo of Ugu.

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THE 2017 Ugu Youth Awards, which will take place on June 10 were officially launched on Thursday at St Micheals Hotel.

The awards are held to encourage and recognise youth in various areas and award them for outstanding achievements.

As an initiative of Ugu District Municipality and Sisonke Functions, the budget for the event currently stands at R535 000, but could climb as more sponsors have shown interest in supporting the event.

Ugu Exco members, councillors, youth managers from all the local municipalities and media houses attended the launch.

Ugu Acting Municipal Manager Vuyi Tsako said the aim of the launch is to pronounce the awards and they have the responsibility to support local municipalities for the benefit of communities.

“These awards promote diversity, arts and culture among the youth and unleash potential in the district,” said Tsako.

Ugu mayor Mondli Chiliza said the awards will celebrate positive minds.

“It is important for us to do everything possible in order for our youth to prosper,” said Chiliza.

There are 10 categories and youth from ages 13 to 35 qualify to enter.

“The categories are arts and culture, economic development, social development, agriculture, tourism and youth in leadership, sports, education and youth with disabilities,” said Chiliza.

Sisonke’s Sthembile Nxumalo said nominations are open from April 24 and will close on May 12.

“Sports federations, community members and organisations will be provided with nominations forms, available at venues the names of which are still to be announced by municipal youth managers,” said Nxumalo.

She said a selection committee compromising of independent stakeholders, including youth managers, will process nominations and the top three finalists will be chosen per category.

“Measures have been put in place to ensure that only the best candidates emerge as winners, this means the community will not be involved in any voting.”

Each winner gets an award and R10 000.

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