EPWP is creating jobs
COMMUNITY MEMBERS of Thaba Nchu in the Free State, are enjoying the benefits of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP).
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is impressed with how the EPWP is improving the lives of these residents.
The skills being imparted to local community members, as well as the stipend they earn, are helping them live a better life.
“Government is touching the lives of our people, and we are very impressed with that,” he said when addressing residents after visiting various EPWP projects in the province.
The Deputy President confirmed that the EPWP is one of government’s flagship programmes.
It is aimed at providing income relief through
temporary work for the
unemployed, and provides an important avenue for labour absorption and income transfers to poor households, in the short- to medium-term. Accompanied by cabinet ministers, the Deputy President visited the Thaba Nchu Bus Route Project and the Thaba Nchu Ratlou Complex.