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THE AWARD winning Greater Tzaneen Municipality was last Monday awarded the Extended Public Works Programme Kamoso Award as the best local municipality in the Environment category by the Minister of Public Works, Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde. The mayor of Greater Tzaneen Municipality, Othaniel Mushwana and the acting municipal manager, Conny Mametja with their new trophy.

ANOTHER trophy has been added to the Greater Tzaneen Municipality’s awards cabinet.

The award winning municipality was last Monday awarded the Extended Public Works Programme (EPWP) Kamoso Award as the best local municipality in the Environment category by the Minister of Public Works, Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde.

The Kamoso Awards recognises excellence in the implementation of EPWP from four sectors, namely environment, culture, social and infrastructure.

The environmental projects included litter and domestic waste collection projects across each municipal area.

GTM’s projects have created a combined 179 labour intensive jobs. Labour intensity, duration of work and budget were some of the aspects evaluated for the awards.

The mayor of Greater Tzaneen Municipality, Othaniel Mushwana said the municipality was humbled by the award and thanked the waste management team for their extra efforts.

The main objective of the EPWP is to create employment and reduce poverty. Two million job opportunities have been created across the country since the programme’s inception in 2004.

The Greater Tzaneen Municipality has in the past been the proud recipient of a Vuna Award, the Cleanest Town Award and PMR Africa Gold Award.