The Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Ms Makhotso Sotyu accompanied by the Deputy Minister of Human Settlement, Water and Sanitation, Ms Pam Tshwete, OR Tambo Portfolio Head for Local Economic Development, Cllr Dumani Zozo and KSD Executive Mayor, Cllr Nyaniso Nelani today handed over 150 school desks together with garden tools and sanitary towels to Coffee Bay SPS School.
The leadership also planted yellow wood trees in the school. Some challenges were identified in relation to water and sanitation at the school that the Deputy Minister Tshwete has promised to escalate them to her department.
The Deputy Minister Sotyu went on to unveil and hand over the Coffee Bay Buy Back Centre to KSD Municipality. The facility which is the first of its kind in KSD comes as part of the Good Green Deeds programme which is a government initiative to have clean cities that are free from litter and illegal dumping. Concurrently, the centre will contribute towards job creation for the locals for sorting of waste bought from the waste collectors.
Executive Mayor Cllr Nelani indicated that the facility will assist in terms of waste management and the recycling which will boost the economy and job creation. The deputy minister urged the community to guard against vandalization of the structure and further promised the municipality to provide training for those who will be operating in the centre.