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MEDIA STATEMENT 24 APRIL 2020 – FRIDAY

UMZIMVUBU MAYOR WELCOMED FOOD PARCEL DONATIONS FROM THE EASTERN CAPE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN KWABHACA.

On the 24th April 2020; Umzimvubu Mayor Cllr Sobane Mnukwa expressed sincere gratitude towards the Eastern Cape Chamber of Commerce - Mount Frere Branch, when he welcomed food parcel donations in KwaBhaca today. This is one of many food parcel donations that have been recieved by the municipality in the past few days.

"We are pleased that a number of companies continue to come forward in effort to provide social relief to our people. More than 30 households were identified to receive the donated food packages. We continue to encourage more local businesses to come forth and help fight this pandemic" said Umzimvubu Mayor.

The Eastern Cape Chamber of Commerce - Mount Frere Branch represented by Mr Mawande Mpiti also encouraged businesses to follow suite.

"I urge and encourage all local businesses to work together with our government in fighting this pandemic. The reality is that small businesses have taken a hard knock during this period and unfortunately their families need to be fed. This is our small contribution towards alleviating the impact of this virus" concluded Mpiti.

The municipality continues to advocate for compliance during this period and pleads with residents to avoid public gatherings and to remain stay safe.

For any enquiries or information kindly contact:

Mrs Nokhanyo Zembe
HOD: Communications and SPU
Umzimvubu Local Municipality
Zembe.Nokhanyo@umzimvubu.gov.za
039 255 8508 / 072 091 3952

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