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Public Service Month: MEC Marawu hands-over schools and engages Cacadu Region stakeholders


Eastern Cape MEC for Roads and Public Works Thandiswa Marawu, in partnership with the Cacadu District Municipality (now-gazetted as the Sarah Baartman District Municipality) will on the 12th September 2014 handover Solomon Mahlangu Senior Secondary School and Melumzi Primary School at Babs Madlakane Hall in Kwanobuhle, Uitenhage.

Subsequent to that the MEC will host a stakeholder engagement session where she will engage Cacadu Region stakeholders on her policy and budget speech 2014/15 in Kwantu Towers, Market Square, Port Elizabeth on the 11th September 2014.

The Public Service month serves as a reminder of what it means to serve communities and look at the type of impact the government has around issues of service delivery. Public servants are expected to ensure the systems and infrastructure are working and use public resources efficiently to the benefit of the citizens and to recommit public servants to belong, to care and to serve the people.

The department has renovated both schools to provide a favourable environment for both learners and teachers to learn and teach. Jobs opportunities were created for people of Uitenhage, for Solomon Mahlangu High School 78 people were employed and 28 people were employed for Melumzi Primary School.

The MEC visit seeks to inspire stakeholders to grab with both hands the opportunity presented to them by the department to interact with the MEC  through activities that will pursued during the 2014/15 financial year and beyond in pursuit of Socio-Economic Development for departmental stakeholders.

“Batho Pele Principles need to go beyond Public Service month, we need to see visible results of improved services in our communities and for this to happen, public servants across all boards need to work together to enable efficient and effective service delivery,” said the MEC.