Siyaqhuba: Youth driver training programme launched

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45 youngsters of uMfolozi Local Municipality will have an opportunity to have a driver’s license (Code 10) through the Municipality’s skills development initiative.
The concept was introduced by the resolution taken by the Youth Council which resolved to up skill young people of uMfolozi Municipality with necessary and relevant skills which forms part of an integral part of youth empowerment.
Speaker of Municipal Council, Cllr ZD Mfusi and Cllr SP Makhanya welcomed all guests and community members at the launch of the programme.
The Mayor, Cllr SW Mgenge expressed the importance of having active structures of youth within uMfolozi Municipality and he further requested maximum participation from young people in the activities of the municipalities.
“This aims at improving their life opportunities as people who will have better chances of employment opportunities,” said the Mayor, Cllr SW Mgenge.
The Manager of the Municipality, Mr KE Gamede stressed the issue of empowering young people as per the National Development plan, vision 2030 is concern. He also suggested that the municipality will increase the number of beneficiaries on the next financial year to be doubled.
The classes will kick-started on the 13 of January 2016 and truck practice will be done once the candidate passes the learners licenses.

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uMfolozi youth that benefitted from the Siyaqhuba drivers training programme.

Eric Prinsloo

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