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Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson to launch Waste Management and Greening initiatives in Ga-Segonyana Local Municipality

07 April 2015

 

The Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs, Ms Barbara Thomson will launch the waste management and greening initiatives at the Ga-Segonyana Local Municipality on Thursday 09 April 2015. The launch forms part of the Government’s National Imbizo Focus Week, which enables Government leaders to closely interact with communities in different parts of the country.

The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has approved and funded the Waste Management and Greening projects to the tune of R37 million. The projects, classified under the Working on Waste and Greening & Open Space Management programmes, will provide employment opportunities for at least 426 locals. These projects are implemented through the DEA’s Environmental Protection and Infrastructure Programme (EPIP). Implementation of these projects uses labour intensive methods as per the requirements of Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP).

The projects will lead to, amongst other things, construction of a fully-fledged landfill site with an office, weighbridge, landfill compactor, sorting facility, a Buy-back centre as well as the supply of functional equipment. Furthermore, the other project will lead to the development of environmental friendly recreational parks in Ga Mopedi and Bathlaros as well as an Eco-Centre.

The Deputy Minister will be accompanied by the leadership of the Ga-Segonyane Local Municipality.

Members of the media are invited to join the Deputy Minister as follows:

Date: 09 April 2015

Time:  09:00

Venue: Seoding Tribal Offices, Kuruman, Northern Cape

To RSVP, contact:

Ernest Mulibana
Cell: 082 263 7372
Email:  EMulibana@environment.gov.za

For media queries, contact:

Zolile Nqayi
Cell: 082 898 6483