Prison officer excels in community service
AN OFFICER attached to the Department of Correctional Services in King William’s Town has been rewarded for her passion, commitment and determination to community service in Johannesburg recently.
The town’s head of community corrections, received a prestigious accolade at a ceremony which formed part of Intelligence Transfer Centre’s (ITC) 11th Annual Leadership for Women in Law Enforcement, which recognises women for loyal commitment to various causes.
The event rewards women in leadership in their work places, that includes mining, law enforcement, politics, government, SOEs and engineering.
Ngwabane said she was nominated by one of her colleagues for the prestigious award and was over the moon about how things had worked in her favour. “Our communication manager Sivuyisile Matanga nominated me and I was so excited to be the winner representing the Department of Correctional Services at such a glittering event,” an elated Ngwabane said.
The aim of the awards ceremony, according to Ngwabane, is to recognise women in leadership positions for loyalty and exceptional performance in their daily duties, for applying good judgment and a good work ethic.
“The award I won was for community and rural support and awarded to a female law enforcer who distinguished herself through superior accomplishments in developing, implementing and participating in programmes involving the upliftment of communities and rural development,” Ngwabane says.
Matanga, said the decision to put Ngwabane’s name forward for the award, was an easy one, due to her selfless commitment, dedication and passion to improve conditions in the communities she served – especially those in rural and remote areas.
“The projects implemented and where she played an instrumental part, including building of a house at Quzini Village for a needy family and a crèche she initiated in Skobeni Village,” Matanga said.
“Besides that she was also involved with a lot of crime awareness campaigns at various schools in and around King William’s Town.”
Ngwabane said in conclusion: “The accolade came to me as a surprise but it serves as an inspiration to work harder in bringing chance the communities especially those on the rural areas”.
SPECIAL MOMENTS: King William’s Town head of community corrections Landezwa Ngwabane received a certificate for excellence community service in Johannesburg recently