NMB Government Doubles EPWP Job Creation

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The ANC has tabled a Motion of No Confidence in Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor, Athol Trollip. Sign the petition to show your support for Mayor Trollip.

The DA-led Nelson Mandela Bay Government has created 3533 job opportunities since the beginning of the 2016/17 financial year, with over R10 million spent on wages, training and equipment.

Despite a sluggish economy and slashed EPWP grant funding, this coalition government has already doubled the number of jobs created by our predecessors even though the previous administration’s poor performance resulted in grant funding cuts for this coalition government, we still continue to make progress.

– Mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay, Athol Trollip

Nelson Mandela Bay is serious about ensuring that every cent of grant funding allocated for job creation is spent. Thus, for the first time this Metro has employed the services of a Director in the EPWP unit.

By the end of the 2017/18 financial year, the Metro is aiming to have created 5000 job opportunities. While these opportunities are for fixed periods of time, the money earned during this time is often the difference between a young child going to school hungry or not.

Upon taking office, we ensured that EPWP was formally placed in the Economic Development, Tourism and Agriculture Directorate, under the stewardship of Mayoral Committee Member, Cllr Andrew Whitfield.

– Mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay, Athol Trollip

Nelson Mandela Bay is serious about improving the lives of those residents who struggle to access opportunities. By promoting skills transfer and creating a database of job seekers, we are also improving the chances of access to permanent opportunities.

Nelson Mandela Bay is becoming an opportunity city. This is just the beginning.

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