DPM full of praise for SPTC
MAPHALALENI - The Deputy Prime Minister has 7 praised the Swaziland Posts and Telecommunication Corporation (SPTC) for continuing to improve the lives of underprivileged people in the country.
Speaking during the launch of the Swazi Telecom Charity Cup projects at Sitseni in Maphalaleni yesterday, Masuku noted that sporting activities were vehicles of change in most communities and advocated for more programmes to be put in place.
Masuku was represented by Minister of Housing and Urban Development Lindiwe Dlamini. "His Majesty’s government has observed with concern how the limited support of sporting activities has contributed immensely to the unfortunate reign of terror by societal ills affecting our community.
"We have since realised that a calculated development programme of sporting and cultural youth activities could be realised, a seed-bed of nurturing the kingdom into a First World country can be achieved sooner that anticipated," he said.
Masuku noted that poor communities reaped the rewards brought by the projects during the soccer tournament. "The work done by Non-Governmental Organisations, SPTC and the football bodies is extremely commendable," he said.
Masuku was flooded with gifts which include goats and live chickens from the community representatives that include Sitseni’s Bucopho Dumisani Dlamini.
... about E7m spent in charity projects so far
MAPHALALENI - The Swaziland Posts and Telecommu nication Corporation (SPTC) has spent about E7 million in charity drives over the past 10 years.
SPTC acting Managing Director Amon Dlamini, addressing the gathering during a community visit at Sitseni in Maphalaleni in Northern Hhohho yesterday, said the company was engaged in the multi-million community visits to change the lives of underprivileged people.
"The Swazi Telecom Charity Cup has given birth to several projects which include poultry, piggery and gardening. Through our concerted efforts with our partners, we managed to provide needy people with decent structures as well. About E700 000 will be spent this year," he said.
Dlamini thanked all the stakeholders involved in projects, especially football teams for lending a helping hand. "Our new slogan, ‘Itak’seta’ drives us to continue helping destitute communities around the country. We would like to encourage the public to embrace our programmes for the current campaign, especially the voting exercise," he said.
SPTC partnered with World Vision in yesterday’s projects in painting Sikanye Secondary School, and planting vegetable seedlings for children in Neighbourhood Care Points.
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