A report before the city’s executive committee yesterday said that R30477324 has been contributed by different business entities, which were or had been involved in the delivery of the Go! Durban programme. The report further said an appropriate legal vehicle needed to be set up to contribute funds that could be utilised.
The key focus areas for the programme include supporting talent in sports, especially cycling, recognising creative art, fostering innovation and entrepreneurship in young people and supporting initiatives in communities aimed at youth development.
The chairman of the Human Settlements and Infrastructure Committee, Mondli Mthembu, said the project would help empower young people.
“It must be correctly implemented to ensure a high amount of beneficiaries, especially from the areas along the corridors of the Go! Durban project. Any report that seeks to empower young people is welcomed,” he said.