Se­na­tors to con­trib­ute E500 each to­wards 50/50 party

Swazi Observer - - NATIONAL NEWS - By Lun­gelo Nkam­bule

FOL­LOW­ING a rec­om­men­da­tion by act­ing Sen­ate Pres­i­dent Ngom’uyay­ona Gamedze, se­na­tors will each fork out E500 to­wards the much an­tic­i­pated golden ju­bilee cel­e­bra­tions on Thurs­day.

Ad­dress­ing the se­na­tors, Gamedze, who has been pre­sid­ing over pro­ceed­ings since Ge­lane Zwane lost her hus­band, said it would be un­for­tu­nate if they did not donate some­thing to­wards such a big event.

He said the Ex­ec­u­tive arm of gov­ern­ment needed all the help it could get to make the day a suc­cess, hence se­na­tors must not be left out in do­ing what he termed as ‘play­ing their part’.

“Se­na­tors it would be un­for­tune if we didn’t of­fer a lit­tle of what we have to­wards the big event that we have as a coun­try, so se­na­tors I will be ad­vised by you on a way for­ward,” he said.

Se­na­tor Prince Fipha said this was a bril­liant idea by Gamedze and it must be de­lib­er­ated more in cau­cus.

“Can I sug­gest that we talk more about it af­ter the sit­ting. It is a great idea and we thank you for re­mind­ing us, it would have been a mis­for­tune if none of us had re­mem­bered,” he said.

In­for­ma­tion gath­ered from other se­na­tors is that it was de­cided at the cau­cus that each se­na­tor will con­trib­ute at least E500 to­wards the 50/50 cel­e­bra­tions. “It was agreed that each se­na­tor will fork out E500 which is about E15 000 in to­tal be­cause we are 30,” a se­na­tor said.

The se­na­tors join other in­di­vid­u­als and com­pa­nies who have come for­ward and of­fered to help the com­mit­tee con­cerned with putting the event to­gether.

The Re­source Mo­bil­i­sa­tion Com­mit­tee, which was tasked by the min­istry of home af­fairs with mo­bil­is­ing funds to­wards mak­ing the event a suc­cess, re­vealed that at least 50 com­pa­nies had of­fered mon­e­tary do­na­tions while oth­ers had of­fered do­na­tions in kind which could be de­liv­ered to the prin­ci­pal sec­re­tary in the min­istry of home af­fairs.

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