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Chairman of Region 10 Democratic Council, Mr. Deron Adams and councillors were on a recent outreach in the Mabura area engaging residents on issues of concern to them. According to the release by the RDC issues dealing with the availability of jobs, transportation, land for housing and access to the schools’ breakfast programme were among those discussed.
Residents shared wih the team their concern about perceived discrimination that allows a resident from a far off community to travel to Mabura to perform handyman duties while residents within the community are in need of jobs. They also shared that contracts awarded for construction or maintenance of government facilities in the community are done totally without the involvement of skilled personnel from that area. The exclusions, they made known are, are adding to the lack of employment available to residents in the community.
The free and frank exchange of ideas were welcomed by the regional team especially since the residents not only highlighted challenges, but also provided suggested solutions for these issues, some of which the RDC will pursue collaboratively, or on their behalf.