South Africa: As New Year is approaching and family and friends get together started, Kwazulu-Natal Province leader Nomusa Dube Ncube extended New Year greetings to the whole community of Kwazulu Natal.
She started by saying, “As the year 2022 comes to a close, we look back and count our blessings on a year that, for many, brought challenges that radically changed their lives.”
Adding further, she stated, “The Floods of April dealt a devastating blow to our province, leaving practically no one unaffected, especially as the damage was centred around eThekwini, our province’s key economic hub and a strategic route to the rest of the country.”
In spite of this, in 2022, we demonstrated that we are resilient, hardworking people. Fellow citizens who were displaced by the floods are now in decent temporary accommodation, having been moved out of mass care centres like halls and churches while permanent homes are being completed, said MEC Dube Ncube.
Many businesses are now back to full operation, but some smaller enterprises were unfortunately not able to reopen, leaving a lasting impact on the project of creating jobs.
Furthermore, she stated, “Our rebuilding programme is propelling KwaZulu-Natal forward to a future we desire, a future that we deserve. We look forward to 2023, which will certainly be better and brighter, with key sectors like tourism, manufacturing, ICT and more inward investment set to help create new opportunities so our economy can grow even faster.”
She concluded by saying, “Let us be relentless and work together to make KwaZulu-Natal a better place for all. We pray that all your dreams and good wishes come true in 2023. On behalf of the Provincial Government, we take this opportunity to wish all the residents of KwaZulu-Natal a safe, peaceful, prosperous and productive New Year.”