Mu­nic­i­pal boost for ru­ral youth of Mbon­gol­wana

Zululand Observer - Monday - - ZO NEWS - Welling­ton Mak­wakwa

RU­RAL youth of Mbon­gol­wana Re­serve now have easy ac­cess to com­put­ers and the in­ter­net.

This was made pos­si­ble by uMlalazi Mu­nic­i­pal­ity which do­nated trad­ing tools and equip­ment to the ru­ral youth owned co­op­er­a­tive, SAITO in eShowe on Fri­day.

Six desk­top com­put­ers, of­fice chairs and desks were handed over to the group by Mayor Thelu­moya Zulu to as­sist them with an in­ter­net

café aimed at em­pow­er­ing the ru­ral youth.

‘These are the fruits of the pro­gres­sive mem­o­ran­dum of un­der­stand­ing that was signed be­tween uMlalazi Mu­nic­i­pal­ity and the Na­tional Youth De­vel­op­ment Agency (NYDA) in 2017.

‘The aim is to en­sure there is ac­cess to con­ve­nient in­ter­net and in­for­ma­tion to ben­e­fit lo­cal learn­ers and older cit­i­zens.

‘SAITO In­ter­net Café is lo­cated next to the Mbon­gol­wana Re­gional Hos­pi­tal, which makes it ac­ces­si­ble to a broader mar­ket, in­clud­ing res­i­dents from neigh­bour­ing com­mu­ni­ties who come to seek med­i­cal at­ten­tion,’ said Zulu.

Zulu also ap­plauded the group for form­ing the co­op­er­a­tive and cre­at­ing em­ploy­ment for them­selves, say­ing they re­ceived the do­na­tion while they were continuing to cre­ate op­por­tu­ni­ties for them­selves and other young peo­ple.

uMlalazi Mu­nic­i­pal­ity Mayor Cllr Thelu­moya Zulu with SAITO chair­per­son Siyabonga Mthembu

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