Msunduzi Municipality mayor Mzimkhulu Thebolla. File Picture: Motshwari Mofokeng African News Agency(ANA).
Msunduzi Municipality mayor Mzimkhulu Thebolla. File Picture: Motshwari Mofokeng African News Agency(ANA).

Msunduzi Municipality led skills programme to benefit 200 of the City’s vulnerable people

By Thami Magubane Time of article published Sep 19, 2021

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DURBAN – Two-hundred people including disabled persons are set to benefit from a drive by the Msunduzi Municipality to equip “vulnerable“ people with skills.

The move is part of the municipality’s drive to care for the vulnerable groups in the city.

It was unveiled recently by the city’s mayor Mzimkhulu Thebolla as he spoke about the achievements of his administration and his hopes for the future.

“The Mayor’s Office is dedicated to bettering the lives of our vulnerable groups which include children; disabled people; elderly; youth and military veterans,” said Thebolla.

“Serious strides have been made in each of the categories. Of significance is our partnership with Kukhula in which disabled people are being trained in venture creation where they are taught business skills.

“We are currently recruiting 200 people from the sector to embark on further training. We have also adopted certain schools within the City and have been visible in assisting them to provide quality education,” he said.

The Mercury reported recently that the city is concerned about numerous challenges and among those was the issue of homelessness.

This move to skill the vulnerable groups is part of the city’s broader ambition to care and to create possibilities of economic opportunities.

It said as part of these opportunities, it will look at the creation of legacy ventures in the manufacturing sector as a bedrock for the creation of sustainable jobs.

The City said this may be achieved through encouraging individuals and businesses with lucrative business ideas to partner with the Municipality.

Thebolla added that despite the challenges, there was still a lot of hope for the future of Msunduzi Municipality.

“As we conclude our term of office we have made significant improvements. However, we could do better and we will do better. While we may have started on a back foot, we have tried to show the high-level account of work done in turning the City around,” he said.

THE MERCURY

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