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2015 Budget Speech - Sport, Arts and Culture

Honourable Speaker and Deputy Speaker
Honourable Premier
Members of the Executive Council
Members of the Provincial Legislature
Officials from the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture
Comrades and Friends
Distinguished Guests
Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is indeed an honour and privilege to be presenting to this house, the second budget of the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture, since the fifth successive re-election of the ANC by the people of the Northern Cape, to be the governing party in this province. Through this budget speech, we intend yet again to highlight the commitment of this department to deliver on the election manifesto promises we have made to our people as the ruling party. Ours is a commitment to move the Northern Cape forward by creating an environment which will make it possible to nurture social cohesion in our communities. It was through socially coherent communities that this country achieved democracy and it is our firm belief that through socially coherent communities, we shall build a prosperous, non-racial, non-sexist and equal society


Honourable Speaker,
This month has been declared Africa Month. It is during this month that we commemorate the formation of the Organisation of African Unity (the OAU) which was formed on the 25th May 1963, by 30 leaders, representing 32 independent African states. What is more significant about Africa Month, is that it is the month in which we celebrate Africa’s unity. I firmly believe that all good citizens of this province will agree with me, that it is disheartening that we enter this month, which is meant to embrace and celebrate our continent’s unity, on the backdrop of shameful events of the attacks on foreign African nationals, which recently occurred in communities across the country. Let me take this opportunity, on behalf of the Northern Cape provincial government, to add to the multitude of voices which strongly condemned these attacks on our fellow African brothers and sisters. South Africa has always been a multicultural society that welcomes and promotes interaction among people of different backgrounds. It is for this reason that as government, we believe that these attacks are instigated by elements bent on taking advantage of the vulnerabilities in the communities, to serve their political or criminal ends.

South Africans ought to be reminded that freedom would not have been achieved in this country had it not been for the invaluable support we received from our fellow Africans. Fellow Africans opened their borders, provided shelter for our exiles, shared their thin resources with our exiles, enabling them to receive education and military training during the dark days of apartheid. We owe it to our forbearers to stop the xenophobic attacks and find lasting solutions to help our fellow Africans to overcome the socio-economic challenges they are facing in their respective countries. We are Africa and we are one.

During Africa Month, we will feature various genres of the Arts, Culture and Heritage. In honour of Africa Month, we will be hosting a talk by Professor Abel Pienaar from the Faculty of African Indigenous Studies at the North West University, on African Indigenous Knowledge Systems.

The Africa Month festivities will give life to the AU 2063 vision of African Cultural renaissance, which aims to propel Africa's development and integration. This gift of a common ancestry and shared heritage is the fodder that will see us, as the African Continent, accelerating the restoration of our glory to become a true global industrial giant. I also stand before you today, upon the celebrations of the 30th anniversary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) which was launched in December 1985.

Honourable Speaker, my second budget speech is presented to you in a spirit of gratitude and reflects the First Budget for Sport, Arts and Culture for the Medium Term Strategic Framework of 2015 to 2019. I am extremely delighted to deliver my budget speech to you against the backdrop of commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Freedom Charter. The past month reminded us of the selfless sacrifices made by thousands of young people, women and human rights activists. It is through these sacrifices that we have a good story to tell.

Before we continue on the trend of good stories, allow me to reflect also on sad stories from our. At this time, we mourn the unfortunate, sudden and untimely death of an organic intellectual, community leader, former MK Combatant and NEC member, the former Minister of Public Service, Minister Collins Chabane, a brain of wisdom to mankind and true servant of the People. At the same time we saw the return of the remains of two icons, comrade J.B. Marks and Malume Moses Kotane, from Russia to the North West Province, in South Africa. We pay homage to our world renowned footballer Steve Kalamazoo Mokone, the Henyekane brothers, Joseph and recently Richard, who lost his life in a horrific car accident. Richard, the “Kimberley Express” as he was known, was a great loss to our province and country. We also lost John Lesiba “Shoes” Mosheou of the Class of 96 African Cup winner’s team.

Despite these sad losses, we also have success stories to reflect on. In my first year in office, I concentrated on the following;

 

  • Appointment of District Managers at a higher level and provided additional functions and delegations by implementing decentralisation of HR and Finance duties,
  • Held consultations with stakeholders towards our strategic planning session,
  • formalized 3 public entities,
  • the absorption of temporary employees into permanent positions,
  • the appointment of  curators at museums,
  • the upgrading of ICT at district level,
  • the appointment of a contractor for the completion of the Northern Cape Theatre and the Churchill Library,
  • Reviewed the organisational structure to be compliant with 2014-2019 MTSF and Strategic plan,
  • Undergone a job evaluation exercise for departmental posts to ensure alignment, matching and placing into relevant posts.
  • The hosting of national beach volleyball tournament in partnership with Fisheagle, as a private partner;
  • A further significant partnership with the Department of Economic Affairs and Kumba Resources in hosting the popular and fast growing skateboarding development programme, benefitting more than ten thousand young people across the province. The programme proved to be the most successful in promoting social cohesion among young people;
  • Making significant strides in transforming the sport landscape of the province with the construction of 5 multi-purpose sport complexes;
  • The honouring of John Ndod’emnyama Itholeng, one of 1952 Mayibuye campaign veterans;
  • Hosting the commemoration of the 62nd anniversary of Mayibuye Uprising;
  • The partnership with the Galeshewe Memorial Project, to focus on repatriation of remains of fallen heroes and heroines;
  • Northern Cape has Talent. This programme was decentralized to all Districts where it was successfully implemented during the fourth quarter of the year.
  • Non Profit Organisations Collaborations/Partnerships. All our collaborations were implemented successfully with the Northern Cape Choral Music Union, hosting a very successful Inaugural Choral Eisteddfod. The Galeshewe Arts Theatre Organisation took three productions to the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown and Cape Town’s Fringe Festival. Kapa Bokone succeeded to establish structures in the various Districts;
  • Geographic Name Changes.  Frances Baard: The Barkley West Library was renamed to Inase Moshoeu. Assistance was given to Sol Plaatje Municipality with regard to a Community consultation meeting in Soul City.
    Namakwa: Street renaming was effected in Kommagas.
    John Taolo Gaetsewe District: We conducted workshops to assist Gasegonyane Municipality with the renaming of some streets in Kuruman. Pixley ka Seme: Various workshops were held with the Siyancuma, Siyathemba and Umsobomvu Municipalities regarding the acceleration of the process.

In complying with the Constitution, the Department embarked on transforming our Departmental Agencies into Public Entities. Public entities enable the regulation of our various sectors and extend the scope and footprint of the Department.
In response to the President's call for sustainable job creation and skills development, we:

  • converted 153 contract posts into permanent posts,
  • appointed and capacitated 250 EPWP employees,
  • created work opportunities for 12 FET learners,
  • trained 12 heritage learners to further boost the heritage capacity in the province,
  • offered study assistance to 30 employees. Kelebogile Morweng is currently doing her Masters degree in India,
  • awarded eight bursaries for further study in the sector.

Honourable Speaker

It is said that “the first step to controlling your world is to control your culture- To model and demonstrate the kind of world you demand to live in, to write the books, make the music, shoot the films, to paint the art”

  • We congratulate Phemelo Sediti on his election as General Secretary of CCIFSA (Cultural and Creative Industries Federation of South Africa) at its inaugural conference in Bloemfontein in the Free State;
  • Also to Katlego Nche who received a Delrol Act Perfoming Arts scholarship worth R150 000,00 and is currently studying towards a degree in perfoming arts at Tshwane University;
  • Also to Nthabiseng Matsie and Lesego Dihemo who were selected as the best students, during the “Moving into dance,” outreach workshop. They are currently on a one year scholarship at the MIDM (Moving into Dance Mophatong) campus in Johannesburg.
  • As well as Letlhogonolo Nche, one of our dance instructors who was commissioned to produce a dance production for the national Dance Umbrella Festival in Johannesburg during March 2015;
  • We are proud of the major writing talent in Ms Francisca Julius, who achieved the outstanding honour of winning the 2015 Chancellor’s Award for Prose and Poetry from the Academy for Science and Arts. She won the Prose Award for the 3rd consecutive year.

In responding to the NDP goals, the Department will for this financial year engage in the following programmes:

  • Ensure that we utilize our commemorative days optimally to promote social cohesion and dialogue. It is our intention to host at least one community dialogue per commemorative day, per district, to ensure that our young people have an opportunity to learn about and appreciate our rich history and heritage. We will use our commemorative days as platforms from which social dialogue can be promoted.
  • Develop a Provincial Social Cohesion Strategy that will be aimed at ensuring that our communities play a significant role in eliminating factors that make it difficult for us to unite our Province.
  • Through the Arts and Culture Council, continue to consolidate strategic partnerships formed with various Non Profit Organisations in the Province in order to accelerate development in the sector. Among these, we will continue relations with the Northern Cape Choral Music Union, Kapa Bokone Community Arts Centres, Concordia Arts and Culture Association, John Taolo Gaetsewe Community Arts and Culture Council and the Kimberley Community Television Station.
  • We will also be pursuing our vision of establishing Training Academies in two more districts through the Northern Cape Arts and Culture Council (ZF Mgcawu & JTG districts). These will ensure that young people in other parts of the Province also have similar opportunities to those in the bigger centres.
  • In collaboration with the National Department of Arts and Culture, continue to support local events and Festivals that seek to create job opportunities for our artists and also promote social cohesion. Events like the Diamonds and Dorings Festival, Gariep Festival and the Kalahari Desert Festival will again be supported this year. Rural festivals will also be considered this year. This will also be done through the NCACC.
  • In partnership with the NCACC, we will, during this financial year, reopen the Northern Cape Theatre, after long delays in the completion of its upgrading. We wish to thank the Department of Arts and Culture for making funds available for the completion of the project.
  • We will also focus on the implementation of the Northern Cape Use of Official Languages Act, 5 of 2013. Through this Act and the Policy, that we will table before EXCO this year, we will ensure that all official languages receive parity of esteem. We will also focus on the development of indigenous languages through various collaborations and partnerships. Furthermore, we will provide language proficiency training for front-line staff in Provincial Departments, to learn an additional language that will ensure that our people have adequate access to government services.
  • During this year, we will proceed with a new initiative of establishing District Geographic Names Committees in each of our five Districts. This is to ensure that this function is also implemented through our District offices which are much closer to communities and Municipalities.  We are confident that the process of geographic names will receive enhanced attention through this development.

In pursuance of our vision of establishing an Entity that will be in a position to access and attract more funding into the creative sector in the Province, we have continued to consolidate various functions, in line with the Arts and Culture Council Act to the Northern Cape Arts Council.

We are confident that the Northern Cape Arts Council will be better placed to render some of these functions.

Two important displays were exhibited at the McGregor Museum in 2014.

The First World War centenary exhibition, in commemoration of the centenary of the First World War was opened on 4 August 2014; exactly 100 years after Britain declared war against Germany in 1914. The display focused on South Africa's involvement in the War with specific emphasis on the Northern Cape. It included the role of Sol Plaatje, the Cape Corps and the South African Native Labour Contingent. An educational pamphlet on WWI was also produced and circulated to school groups. Numerous visitors from all over South Africa have since viewed the display and some consider it to be the best WWI display currently in South Africa. The display will run until 2019.

In October 2014, an exciting temporary exhibition titled “For Furture Generations” was opened at the Duggan-Cronin Gallery. The exhibition showcased the collection of the International Library of African Music (ILAM) at the Rhodes University, in Grahamstown. The exhibition is touring venues throughout South Africa, and makes use of artefacts, photographs, as well as audio-visual features, to give visitors a picture of the history of African Music.

The McGregor Museum also hosted the launch of the first ever children’s dictionary, in a San language. At the same time, local San participants were invited to the Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Centre, to hear about the creation of mother tongue materials in San languages. The story of Ju/! ?hoansi (peaceful societies in indigenous communities) was used as an example to emulate the ! Xun and Khwe.

More than 2000 school learners from various schools in the Kimberley area, including Herlear, Tlhomelang, Venus Primary, Thabane High School, Masiza Primary and Endeavour Primary, visited the McGregor Museum during March 2015.

In May 2015 the McGregor Museum will be hosting Sport and Recreation South Africa’s exhibition titled: “Sport in the Struggle: honouring the forgotten history”.

The exhibition is a sport history project that tells the stories of the forgotten heroes of sport who were denied the opportunity to excel on national and international sport platforms, due to Apartheid.

The main purpose of the “Sport in the Struggle Exhibition” is to remember, preserve, celebrate and provide education about South Africa’s lesser known sport history. Display panels, featuring interesting facts, stories and details, endeavour to introduce the viewer in an engaging way, to some of the prominent and not-so-prominent black sport people of that era.

In June 2015 the museum will present a poster exhibition commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Freedom Struggle.

During Heritage month (September 2015) the McGregor Museum will, as part of the South African-Mexican Rock Art project, be hosting a panel display of magnificent photographs of rock paintings and engravings of Southern Africa, including images of rock art from Botswana and Mozambique.

The museum will continue with a number of important research projects this financial year, including: Wonderwerk Cave rock paintings; Karoo Fracking; White-backed Vultures, Secretary Birds and Phylogenetic reptile research

Key focal areas of Heritage and Museum Services will include:

Marking of the graves

This entails erecting of tombstones on the graves of people who selflessly contributed to the liberation struggle of our country. The project will be rolled out in all five districts within the Province. The marking of graves is done in collaboration with local municipalities and in consultation with the families concerned.

Langeberg Rebellion/Ntwa la leje la mokgotu

We are starting a process to conduct research in honouring Kgosi Luka Jantjie, Kgosi Galeshewe and Kgosi Toto.

Reburial of Tebogo Leonard Tume

The Department is continuing with its programme of the repatriation of the remains of fallen Heroes and Heroines. The exhumation and reburial of Tebogo Leonard Tume will take place during 2015. Comrade Tume went into exile at a very early stage in his life. Whilst in exile he also joined Umkhonto we Sizwe. He was killed in Soweto during the Eighties. Apartheid forces ambushed the house where he was hiding with two of his colleagues (Umkhonto we Sizwe members).

In terms of our programmes this year, we intend to:

1. Identify and nominate a provincial heritage site in each District for grading as a Provincial Heritage Site. We will prepare a statement of significance for each area identified.

  • Namakwa, Okiep Copper trail,
  • Frances Baard- Mayibuye Memorial,
  • Pixley ka Seme – Die-Bult in Carnarvon,
  • John Taolo Gaetsewe – Graves of Mr.  & Mrs. Klaas & Trooi Pienaar.
  • ZF Mgcawu – Upington 26 memorial,

2. Establish a programme of interpretive plaques and signs to commemorate and communicate the value of the Province’s heritage resources.

3. Establish and create joint initiatives with various Northern Cape provincial Departments to increase the level of heritage resources management in the province.

4. Establish and coordinate joint initiatives with various Local Municipalities to increase the level of heritage resources management in the communities. Also to empower Local Municipalities on the management of local heritage. (We are currently establishing guidelines for the Heritage Advisory Committees).

Honourable Speaker

It is said that “The greatest gift is a passion for reading and reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body”

The Northern Cape has always regarded the people of the province, the human capital, as its main resource and as such, we employ strategies for service delivery which speak to the development of the same. The rollout of free and equitable library and information services are at the core of our social cohesion mandate. In providing information in different formats and platforms to communities, government seeks to bridge the gap between the empowered and the disempowered, responding to the demands of an ever- changing society.

The Northern Cape has to respond to the rigorous demands of a global community, shaping the way in which we access, search and store information as well as the production of knowledge as a means to become active in the knowledge economy. New careers are being developed in this economy and the province must support the flow of new entrants into this market. Current trends show that libraries are transitioning from centres of information to centres of culture.

In response to new human lifestyles;

a) We are increasingly becoming a verbal society;

b) Society is transforming from a product based economy to an experience based economy and

c) Global communities have become a reality due to the availability of new technologies.

To address some of these impacts on our communities, we endeavour to establish nine new libraries across the Northern Cape, offering the same quality services as in all centres, where libraries are funded through our department. Libraries will be built in Greenpoint, Soul City, Petrusville, Phillipstown, Tsineng, Kamassies, Carolusberg, Askam, Upington and Churchill.The Churchill library is a multi-year project. The infrastructure budget totals R 24 million.

Distance and access to resources will not disadvantage remote rural communities as they will have technology at their fingertips to access information. In managing the sector, we will rollout our library information system to 40 more sites, where the conditions are met to enable digital services. The ICT budget totals R 8, 5 million.

An important aspect in delivering our service is the development of the requisite skill sets and therefore we will offer financial support to 10 staff members enrolled at tertiary institutions as part of our commitment to deliver services of a high standard. Provision is also made for short courses to enable staff to specialize and gain new knowledge in their field of work. The Training and Development budget totals R 2, 7 million.

In supporting Outcome 1 of the NDP, we will support Education as the key to progress and development, earmarking ten sites to be developed as dual-purpose libraries, with full service. These sites will be located in school premises where we have existing container libraries. Our support, in line with Outcome 13 of NDP, will enhance the employment of fulltime library assistants, the provision of learner support material and Toy Libraries in a tailor made space - and also, create a cultural centre, where children can experience the excitement of reading and writing.

The Northern Cape is the only province to support the production and publishing of local authors and poets in a dedicated programme of Creative Writing Workshops during our annual Northern Cape Writers’ Festival. We believe that words can offer healing and comfort as well as develop and affirm the people of the Northern Cape through these publications. Our event in 2015 was graced by local, national and international writers and poets. They enhanced the purpose of the Writers’ festival by injecting their international perspectives to our local content. They inspired our local writers through district roadshows.

We tell our own stories, we bring our own experiences to life and we celebrate who we are. Our unique heritage and rich tapestry of culture is celebrated on platforms such as the Writers’ Festival, holiday programmes in libraries, National Book Week and our Literacy Campaigns (Run-to-Read, Skate-to-Read, and Premier’s Choice Reading Competition, Book Clubs and reading rooms). In serving communities our programmes are decentralised to reach more beneficiaries. Our budget for our campaigns, workshops and projects total R 5.7 million.

In the Archives Services, we look forward to operationalising the Khotso Flatela Provincial Archive Repository. Much of our work will be centred on creating electronic and storage capacity to enable access to information across the entire province.

Already, the routine of records management and training is well established and this will continue as we move forward. The assessment of records within the province to be placed within the archives, will also commence in this financial year. Commensurately, the outreach and promotion project within the archive service will receive proper attention to empower communities with important information on the role and purpose of this vital service, available to them, right here in the province.

Honourable Speaker

Nelson Mandela once said that “Sport has the power to change the world, it has the power to inspire. It is the single power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than government in breaking down racial barriers”

We acknowledge the achievement of the following young athletes:

1.    Blade Kock from Roodepan Primary School in Kimberley, received a Ministerial bursary for outstanding performance in Football and is now at Technical High School, which is a district sport focal school;
2.    Christopher Adam from Pofadder, received a bursary for outstanding performance in Volleyball and also schools at Technical High School;
3.    A special acknowledgement to Bonolo Lizwe who broke SA Powerlifting records and was awarded three gold medals in powerlifting at the SA Schools Association for Intellectually Impaired (SASA II) competition in Kimberley;
4.    Tshepang Mothelesi and Jos? Pieterse-Africa, (ranked 8th in South Africa) in Table tennis were selected to the SA team to Mauritius,
5.    Marelize van der Walt (under 14), Christine Ahjum (under 8) and Annelle Maasdorp (under 10) were selected for the S.A Chess team to participate at the Commonwealth Chess Championship in Samoa;
6.    Claudia Booysen and Lauran-Lee Christians were selected for the Protea Netball Team, which will be participating at the European Championships in Belfast Ireland in May 2015.
7.    Jessica Du Plessis was selected for the Protea Schools Netball Team in September 2014;
8.    Reeza Hendricks was selected for the SA T20 cricket squad to Australia in 2014 , Gihan Cloete for the SA A team that played against the touring West Indies in 2014 and Aiden Brooker, who was selected in the South African Under 19 Cricket Team;
9.    Jean Pierre Triegaardt was appointed as the Assistant Coach to the SA A Team and Diego Rosier was selected to the National Cricket Academy;
10.    Our Department for receiving a bronze medal at the Premiers Excellence Awards in 2014, for school sport;
11.    Our Province achieved the fifth (5) position in the national Indigenous Games 2014 held in Pretoria.

The Minister of Sport and Recreation South Africa identified School Sport as a critical priority and the bedrock for identification and development of talent and this led to the launch of the School Sport programme and the signing of the Memorandum Of Understanding in 2011. It pronounces on the following cardinal operational areas to advance the integration of schools sport in the country:

  • District elimination (R1.5 million allocated for this financial year, 2015/2016 by SRSA through DORA),
  • Provincial eliminations (R2 million allocated for this financial year 2015/2016 by SRSA through DORA),
  • National School Championship (R8 million allocated for this financial year 2015/2016 by SRSA through DORA).
  • The provision of playing attire and equipment to 50 registered schools in the province( R250 thousand allocated for this financial year 2015/2016)
  • Capacity building of 100 educators (R210 thousand allocated for this financial year 2015/2016)

Through the collaboration with the Department of Education, two schools namely Northern Cape High School and Technical High Schools have been identified as focus schools in the Province.

Northern Cape High school will serve as a Provincial Focus School for the following sporting codes:

  • Hockey,
  • Swimming,
  • Netball,
  • Rugby,
  • Cricket,
  • Tennis.

Technical High School will serve as a Regional Focus School for the following sporting codes:

  • Football,
  • Volleyball,
  • Table tennis,
  • Chess.

The Conditional Grant (SRSA) has made funding available for the implementation and sustainability of sport and recreation in the country. This approach is captured in the National Sport and Recreation Plan, which seeks to ensure that South Africans are encouraged to live and promote healthy lifestyles through mass participation in sport and recreation activities.

The promotion of a healthy and active nation is a central tenet of the National Sport and Recreation Plan, as well as the National Development Plan. The plan seeks to put the country on a developmental and growth path and recognises the strategic role sport and recreation plays in achieving nation building and social cohesion.

The programmes identified and tasked to deliver on this mandate are:

  • The Indigenous games,
  • The Big Walk,
  • The Youth Camp,
  • The Golden Games

The total budget for the above programmes is R3,8 million

The current rate of drownings in our province is shocking and a cause for concern. We therefore resolved to incrementally intervene by developing infrastructure in targeted communities, with the potential of growing the sport of swimming.

The Department has partnered with Swim South Africa, the Sol Plaatje municipality and the Provincial Aquatics Federation, to upgrade the Florianville swimming pool. The process was initiated in April 2015, with the intention to conclude the upgrade in September 2015, linking it to the Renaming of the Brian Hermanus Aquatics Precinct.

The 2015 MTEF Budget provides for the transfer of funds (R600 000) to the Sol Plaatje Municipality to upgrade the facility. The Department will continue to build and sustain Provincial Legacies to advance Social Cohesion.

The Department and the Nama Khoi municipality have resolved to prioritise the upgrading of the Nababeep Swimming pool, situated at the District Sport, Arts and Culture Precinct. The process will be implemented during Winter, to ensure that it is operational at the onset of Summer. The municipality has indicated its willingness to secure additional funding for the upgrading and renovation of the pool. An amount of R520 000 was made available by the Department.

Honourable Speaker

The Inkosi Albert Luthuli Games will continue to be held in all districts. It is directed to create a platform for mass participation and talented athletes to showcase their skills. The sport codes participating are the following eight (8), namely, rugby, boxing, gymnastics, athletics, table tennis, golf, skateboard and netball. The provincial games will be held in 2016. An amount of R1.5 million has been allocated for this programme.

The Inaugural Provincial Sport Awards, will be held in June 2015, honouring men and women for their sporting achievements.

Honourable Speaker,

The budget for the 2015 / 2016 financial year of the Department totals an amount of R 321 million and the allocation is as follows,

Programme Equitable Share Conditional Grant Total
P1. Administration R 62 422 000 - R 62 422 000
P2. Cultural Affairs R 49 401 000 - R49 401 000
P3. Library and Archives Services R 15 229 000 R149 121 000 R164 350 000
P4. Sport and Recreation R14 634 000 R 30 396 000 R45 030 000
TOTAL 2015/16 BUDGET R141 686 000 R179 517 000 R321 203 000

Honourable Speaker, allow me to thank the African National Congress, the honourable Premier, my colleagues in the Executive Council and the members of the Sport, Arts and Culture Portfolio Committee, for their leadership, support and guidance in the execution of this important mandate. I also extend my sincere appreciation to the Head of Department, Head of Ministry, Ministerial Staff and each official of the Department for their commitment and support. Lastly, let me thank my family and my extended family for the love and support expressed.

I thank you



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