DPWI kicks off countrywide public consultation meeting on EPWP policy

South Africa: The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) today kicked off its countrywide public consultation meetings on the EPWP Policy.

South Africa: The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) today kicked off its countrywide public consultation meetings on the EPWP Policy.

These public consultation meetings are part of the broader public consultation process that the Department has embarked on to solicit the views of South Africans on the EPWP Policy.

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The EPWP Policy was approved by Cabinet on 31 August 2022, with the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI), Ms Patricia De Lille, inviting the public to provide written comments on the Policy.

In addition to these community meetings, members of the community are also urged to submit written comments on the EPWP Policy. “We encourage members of the public who will not be able to attend the meetings to submit their written comments so that their views are considered in the formulation of this policy,” the National EPWP Coordinator in DPWI, Mr Lungisani Dladla, said.

In addition to these community meetings, members of the community are also urged to submit written comments on the EPWP Policy. “We encourage members of the public who will not be able to attend the meetings to submit their written comments so that their views are considered in the formulation of this policy,” the National EPWP Coordinator in DPWI, Mr Lungisani Dladla, said.

Dladla is part of a team of DPWI officials who are driving the implementation of the public consultations in the Free State.

Speaking at the start of the consultation meeting in Bloemfontein earlier today, Dladla said that the view of the public was vital in enriching the EPWP Policy.

“Today’s meeting is aimed at engaging various stakeholders, including provincial departments, on the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure Policy. The aim is to provide the stakeholders with an overview of the Policy and afford them an opportunity to scrutinize and make comments on the Policy. From tomorrow until Friday, we will be crisscrossing the province, engaging communities on the Policy. We want the community of the Free State to also make their comments on the Policy,” Dladla added.

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