EPWP is cre­at­ing jobs

Vuk'uzenzele - - Front Page - Ed­win Tshiv­hidzo

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.

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