Local Govt Devoting More to the Poor

Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie says his Ministry will be making several allocations this financial year to ease the burden on society’s most vulnerable.

He says an education grant will also be made available to divisions across the country.

Minister McKenzie today told parliament that provision is being made for Councillors to formally set up offices in their divisions.

Desmond McKenzie was making his contribution this afternoon to the 2017/2018 sectoral debate.

Minister McKenzie says in total his Ministry will be spending $700-million this fiscal year on social protection measures.

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