Dvokod­vweni inkhundla do­nates

Swazi Observer - - NATIONAL NEWS - By Mbono Md­luli

DVOKOD­VWENI Con­stituency has do­nated a tent worth E21 000 to the youth of Macetjeni in the Lubombo re­gion.

The com­mit­tee, un­der the lead­er­ship of MP Musa Sitezi Dlamini, do­nated the tent over the past week­end at Mh­la­batsini in Macetjeni, a place un­der his con­stituency.

Dlamini said they do­nated to the youth be­cause it was com­mit­ted in de­vel­op­ing peo­ple un­der the con­stituency. The tent was meant for the youth to rent it out so that it could gen­er­ate in­come for the young­sters. “The tent can ac­com­mo­date up to 400 peo­ple, and the con­stituency bought it to­gether with cook­ing pots and a gas stove. They will use th­ese equip­ment to gen­er­ate money for them­selves in events like wed­dings, fu­ner­als and other gath­er­ings,” Dlamini said. The MP said his com­mit­tee sup­ported de­vel­op­men­tal ini­tia­tives that would gen­er­ate in­come to the res­i­dents of the con­stituency. They sup­ported such ini­tia­tives be­cause they helped the res­i­dents, es­pe­cially the youth, in cre­at­ing the jobs for them­selves be­cause th­ese were scarce nowa­days. This would, in turn, help the youth stay away from en­gag­ing in crim­i­nal ac­tiv­i­ties be­cause they would be pre-oc­cu­pied with the work be­fore them.

The com­mit­tee was also in­volved in feed­ing of 50 or­phaned and vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren (OVC) at Malindza Soup Kitchen. The MP said they did so be­cause they wanted to al­le­vi­ate the ter­ri­ble sit­u­a­tion faced by the chil­dren on an al­most daily ba­sis. Some­times the chil­dren would get food maybe once or twice a day. Some would go for a whole day without food.

Ear­lier this month, the com­mit­tee also came to the res­cue of gogo Ts­abedze (80). The se­nior cit­i­zen was given a new house in which she would live. The house was opened by Deputy Prime Min­is­ter (DPM) Paul Dlamini.

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DO­NA­TION: Dvokod­vweni MP Musa Sitezi Dlamini with his Inkhundla com­mit­tee mem­bers dur­ing the hand­ing over of busi­ness ma­te­rial to Macetjeni youth over the past week­end.

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