Government has to improve intervention plans in KZN – Minister of finance, Godongwana

Government has to improve intervention plans in KZN – Minister of finance, Godongwana

Enoch Godongwana, the Finance Minister, says the government needs to speed up its intervention plans in KwaZulu-Natal.

On Friday, the government issued R1 billion in emergency cash to assist tens of thousands of people who have been left without shelter, water, or power as a result of the province’s terrible floods. Nearly 400 individuals have died as a result of the floods.

According to Godongwana, after the emergency aid stage, the government will move to the first phase, during which professionals would examine the losses and expenditures.

The second step, he believes, will be recovery and repair.

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Meanwhile, numerous government departments have continued to visit flood-affected people in KwaZulu-Natal.

Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu, the province’s Minister of Social Development, is also in the province.

“The deputy minister paid visits to families like the Sibiyas, who lost three family members and a 4-year-old who has been missing since their home was swept away.

SASSA, the department’s agency, has been giving social help in the form of food vouchers, school uniforms, and blankets since the beginning of the catastrophe. Where there has been a loss of belongings, the cash benefit has been enhanced from R700 to R1 960 by the agency. The value of a standard meal voucher has been raised from R700 to R1200,” says Lumka Oliphant, a spokesperson for the Department of Social Development.

Communities of Inanda, Ntuzuma and KwaMashu search for the bodies of loved ones:

 

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