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PM ASSESSES STATE OF READINESS FOR KING’S BIRTHDAY

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MANKAYANE – Prime Minister (PM) Russell Mmiso Dlamini stepped out of the office yesterday and toured Mankayane.

The purpose of the tour was for the PM to assess the state of readiness for the upcoming celebration for His Majesty King Mswati III’s birthday. The King’s Birthday celebrations are expected to be held at Mankayane on Friday April 19. The PM arrived at the sports ground from where he had about two hours touring Mankayane town.

He was met by Cabinet ministers including the Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Thulisile Dladla, Minister of Home Affairs Princess Lindiwe, Minister of Public Works and Transport, Chief Ndlaluhlaza Ndwandwe, Minister of Education and Training Owen Nxumalo and Minister of Housing and Urban Development Appolo Maphalala.

Also present was Ngwempisi Member of Parliament (MP) Bhekibandla Vilakati and Phondo MP Bonginkosi Dube.
There were also ongoing rehearsals including Lutsango practicing their dance and members of the Umbutfo Eswatini Defence Force (UEDF) doing some drills.  

The PM was assured by the organising team that preparations were 90 per cent done and that the venue would be ready by Wednesday April 17. The PM also visited an old age home before touring the market place, where he supported the local vendors by buying some fresh produce. The local people were visible happy to be interacting with the PM upclose.

The premier told them that he was hopeful that business was going to go well, and further assured of his intentions to see Mankayane developed. Minister Ndwandwe also motivated for a stadium to be built in Mankayane.

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