Honorable Mayor of Umzimvubu Local Municipality, Cllr B.P Mabengu delivered over 50 new school uniform at Gugwini JSS, Emaxesibeni. Among those that attended the event was the municipality’s speaker of council, Cllr S.K Mnukwa and the Chief Whip, Cllr N.G. Mdzinwa. The event was well attended by community members who came to witness the hand over event in much awaited anticipation.

According to the Honorable Mayor, Cllr B.P Mabengu, “Education is the key to success. It is one of the most powerful instruments for reducing poverty and inequality and lays a foundation for sustained economic growth. These children are the future of this area and we therefore need to nurture this talent by all means and ensure that they get the best education under the circumstances. As Umzimvubu Local Municipality we pride ourselves in the development of our children while fostering adequate partnerships with relevant stakeholders in making sure that our children’s future becomes a bright possibility” she concluded. With this said the Department of Education represented by Mr Sobikela appreciated the efforts made by the local municipality in reaching out to the school and yearned to see the programme being rolled out in other areas too.

On that note, Umzimvubu is expected to play host to the Alfred Nzo District Municipality as they honor the top 2016 matriculates within the district at the annual achievers award ceremony to be held on the 7th of February 2017 at the Mt Frere Town Hall.