The long awaited Kamoso Awards finally arrived at Settlers Monument in Grahamstown in the Sarah Baartman Region. More than ten (10) best performing public bodies, municipalities and provincial government departments were awarded by the MEC for the implementation of EPWP through the creation of work opportunities in communities.
The 26 systems and applications based categories this year included Environment and Culture, Infrastructure, Social sector and a special MEC category.
The Honorable Chairperson of the Roads and Public Works Portfolio Committee, Nomvuzo Cingo in the presence of mayors from different municipalities, the departmental management, senior government officials thanked the MEC for her preparedness to listen and as they do oversight on the department. “The MEC has a listening ear, as we tell her what the people say on the ground, she listens. She wished well all the nominees for the strides they take in eliminating poverty“
When addressing the dignitaries MEC Tandiswa Marawu said “This is not a day of long speeches, but it is a day to celebrate the good work that has been done. I want to take this opportunity to celebrate with those who have won and say continue with good work, to those who could not make it to the final rounds tomorrow will be your turn ningalahli ithemba.”
She thanked the department staff “To the staff of Roads and Public Works especially the EPWP unit under the stewartship of Mageza ndithi ukwanda kwaliwa ngumthakathi, mazenethole, continue with the good work, thank you”
The winners celebrated their victory with Enoch Mgijima in competition with O R Tambo Municipality as they both received most of the awards that evening. Enoch Mgijima again received the special award which was the MEC award/ MEC’s Trophy.
By: Nasiphi Dingiswayo