Twenty work opportunities were created during the revamping of the Home Affairs offices in Thaba Nchu, which were completed in March this year.
This was announced by the MEC of Public Works in the Free State, Dora Kotzee, at the official reopening of the facilities on Wednesday. According to Kotzee, the local community had the opportunity to be skilled in construction.
She mentioned that Thaba Nchu was a town that held a rich history of the country’s painful past and the project proved government’s capability of meeting the needs of the people.
“We implore upon the private sector to partner with us in order to create a sustainable pipeline of jobs for these quality individuals from Thaba Nchu. I might also add, of the twenty work opportunities that were created, twelve were for women and seven for youth. This further demonstrates our commitment to address gender and social inequalities,” said Kotzee.