MEC Marawu engages stakeholders on 2015/16 plans and Amathole EPWP Committee

APRIL 23, 2015

Eastern Cape MEC for Roads & Public Works, Thandiswa Marawu, in partnership with the Amathole District Municipality is expected to host a stakeholder engagement session this afternoon at the East London International Centre (ICC). She will also launch the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWPPolitical Committee on Friday at the Library Hall in Stutterheim.

"The MEC seeks to inspire stakeholders to grab with both hands the opportunity presented to them to interact with the MEC and the head of department through activities that will pursue during the 2015/16 financial year and beyond in persuit of Socio-Economic Development for departmental stakeholders," her department said.

"MEC Marawu, as the political champion for EPWP in the Eastern Cape will deliver a keynote address as the department launches an Amathole District Municipality EPWP Political Committee on the 24th April 2015 at Library Hall, Stutterheim, Amathole District.

"The political committee will ensure greater co-ordination and political leadership by all public bodies implementing the programme. Key consideration in this regard was the realisation that current institutional arrangements for the co-ordination of EPWP lacked the necessary political gravitas to guarantee effective implementation in a manner that ensures accountability at political, administrative and beneficiary levels."

 The two day events will be as follows:

  •  23rd April 2015 

                 Stakeholder Engagement Session

                               Time: 16:00

                               Venue: International Convention Centre, East London (ICC).

  •  24th April 2015

                   Launch of EPWP Political Committee, Amathole District Municipality

                               Time: 09:00

                               Venue: Library Hall, Stutterheim,  Amathole District.