RURAL AREAS ALSO NEED FACTORY SHELLS - MKHIWENI MP
MKHIWENI Member of Parliament (MP) Michael Ndleleni Masuku has urged government to consider decentralising factory shells in order to create jobs for the people in remote rural areas.
He was speaking at Mcozini High School during a thanksgiving ceremony he had hosted for residents of the constituency. He was appreciating them for entrusting him with the responsibility of representing them in Parliament.
The businessman, who runs a chain of eateries trading as Ndlelayekuphila, said the high rate of unemployment could decrease if the people could be employed in factories within their communities. "I urge the minister of commerce, industry and trade and MPs to support the idea of building shells in rural areas. I am sure this can help in reviving the ailing economy, especially because people will now be able to start small businesses and trade with the people working in the factory shells. It will also help to develop the homes around because the people will spend the money in their respective homes because they will be staying here," he added. As a way of appreciating the electorate, Masuku brought food hampers for 35 elderly and destitute people from the five different chiefdoms under the constituency.
The MP also pledged to take funeral covers for 250 elderly people from all the five chiefdoms, meaning 50 people will benefit from each chiefdom. Masuku further pledged two tents and a vehicle for use during funerals for destitute families. He said the tents would be kept at a central place where the people would access them in times of need. He stressed that all this was for deserving families not people who can afford.
Masuku assured the residents that he would deliver on all his promises. “I am one person who sticks to his promises, what have been promised to you, will be fulfilled. This is my special way of appreciating the people for electing and entrusting me to this task which I hope to carry out successfully,” he said.
It was a fun filled day for attendants as they were also treated to good food and entertainment rendered by a number of artists; including The Catholic Heavenly Voices Choir, Nonhle Mthethwa and Zameya Soul Brothers. Cultural groups from the area also dished out entertainment.
PLEADS: Mkhiweni MP Michael Ndleleni Masuku.