Dep of Public Work and Infrastructure to still hand-over One Stop Child Justice Centre

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 THANDI XABA

The new One Stop Child Justice Centre in Qwa Qwa Eastern Free State is near completion.

Free State Public works and infrastructure MEC Sam Mashinini observed the progress of the infrastructure during his visit in the Qwa Qwa last weekend. He says the centre is going to benefit young people getting involved in crime and drugs.

“In terms of the construction work we are almost there. Everyone is overwhelmed with the work that is being done there and part its main responsibility and Department of Social Development will speak more of it is to take care of the young people who are getting involved in misconduct and crime,” he says.

The centre was scheduled to be launched this week, but Mashinini says the hand-over of the centre to the Department of Social Development will happen soon, without mention of the exact period.

The newly-built secure centre located in Phuthadithjaba will accommodate 72 children, dealing with the increasing number of children referred to court awaiting trial and sentencing. Over 220 work opportunities have been created during the construction of the centre.