STATEMENT BY RAY NKONYENI MUNICIPALITY:
Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Mr Buti Manamela (MP), visited the Ugu District on Friday.
The visit was in response to the Cabinet Meeting of 27 May 2020 which allocated Ministers and Deputy Ministers to become District Champions for specific Districts and Metros.
The intention is to strengthen efforts to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and to enhance the response to gender-based violence.
The role of District Champions is to assist the President and Deputy President to manage the implementation of the District Development Model in order to enhance the capacity of the State where it matters most.
During this visit, the Deputy Minister (middle, blue suit) met leadership of the District, as well as Local Municipalities.
RNM Mayor Cllr Nomusa Mqwebu and mayors from various other municipalities joined Manamela on site inspections at Esayidi TVET, Mlonde High School and Southcoast Mall.
These efforts are in line with the Risk Adjusted Strategy and in keeping with measures to limit the spread of coronavirus.