The lives of Sizakele Mkhize (32) and her fellow neighbours in the rural village of Mombeni in the Mlalazi District will never be the same again. This after the KwaZulu-Natal department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Nomusa Dube-Ncube officially opened the R7 Million Community Service Centre which has brought government services closer to this rural community.
The experience of Ms Mkhize and others in her community has been one of constantly travelling to the town of Eshowe which is 40KM away at a cost of R60 a return trip, in order to have access to government services like Home Affairs, SASSA and Dept of Labour.
When launching this much needed facility, Dube-Ncube emphasised governments’ commitment to unceasingly bring government services where people live.
“This facility is belongs to the community. We expect the communities to ensure that this facility is protected at all times as this infrastructure is for the public benefit and will go a long way to usher in a better life to communities that were neglected in the past. Our aim is to ensure that not even a single citizen of this province travels long distance in order to access government service. This centre is not the first one we have built many more in our province and we are proud of the strides that we have made to better the lives of our people with these community centres” said Dube-Ncube.
Dube-Ncube appealed to those who are still enduring travelling long distances to access government service to be patient as government is working very hard to fullfill its promises.