World Vi­sion em­barks on com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment

Swazi Observer - - BUSINESS - By Ma­jaha Nkonyane

MIN­IS­TER of Tinkhundla Ad­min­is­tra­tion and De­vel­op­ment Mduduzi ‘Small Joe’ Dlamini, re­cently wel­comed as­sis­tance from World Vi­sion as they con­tinue with com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment.

This was dur­ing the cel­e­bra­tion of World Vi­sion projects and launch of the com­mer­cial farm­ers grant at Ng­wem­p­isi Inkhundla.

“It is an hon­our to wel­come World Vi­sion as we are launch­ing the com­mer­cial veg­eta­bles grant, which is meant to em­power not only this com­mu­nity but the coun­try as a whole.

“We are fully aware that if a com­mu­nity de­vel­ops it means the coun­try’s eco­nomic sta­tus changes for the bet­ter,” he said.

Through World Vi­sion pro­grammes, a num­ber of peo­ple in dif­fer­ent com­mu­ni­ties had re­ceived help.

The pro­gramme has had im­pact in plan­ning and de­vel­op­ment, ca­pac­ity build­ing of com­mu­nity lead­ers in sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment and pro­vid­ing es­sen­tial ser­vices such as clean wa­ter and lit­er­acy skills to peo­ple is vis­i­ble and well ap­pre­ci­ated by gov­ern­ment.

Sup­ported

“In the Ng­wem­p­isi area alone, over 30 projects have been funded and sup­ported by World Vi­sion over the years. We would like to en­cour­age all the com­mu­ni­ties where you are cur­rently work­ing to make max­i­mum use of your pres­ence,” he said.

Dlamini urged peo­ple in the com­mu­nity to make sure they use this help from World Vi­sion. “I have been in­formed that World Vi­sion will con­duct work­shops on this grant, ev­ery­one in this com­mu­nity is urged to at­tend and make use of this op­por­tu­nity,” he said.

“The min­istry of tinkhundla ad­min­is­tra­tion and de­vel­op­ment signed a me­moran­dum of un­der­stand­ing (MoU) with World Vi­sion.

“In this MoU we agreed to part­ner and col­lab­o­rate in com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment and in en­sur­ing that their de­vel­op­ment ini­tia­tives and pro­grammes com­ple­ment each other in view of the fact that they tar­get the same lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties,” he said.

WELCOMES AS­SIS­TANCE: Min­is­ter of Tinkhundla Ad­min­is­tra­tion and De­vel­op­ment Mduduzi ‘Small Joe’ Dlamini.

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