All eyes on the Free State social development budget

Mitigation and efforts to address femicide in the province are among the key points that should be at the forefront of his budget speech.

Nursing homes and children’s homes, housing abandoned babies, will also be waiting to determine how far MEC Mamiki Qhabathe can dig to offer financial support to these already struggling homes. Earlier, Qhabathe met with leaders and senior executives to put the finishing touches on his speech in preparation for the budget.

Earlier, on her departmental Facebook page, she said during the budget speech “she will report back to communities and Free State stakeholders on progress after last year’s commitments and outline plans. of the coming year”.

The department recently celebrated social workers during Social Work Month 2022 with their clients at the Tshepong Victim Support Center.

On Thursday, two budget speeches will be tabled during the sitting of the Legislative Assembly at the Fourth Raadsaal in Bloemfontein.

The MEC for Cooperative Governance (Cogta) Mxolisi Dukwana will submit its second departmental budget and the MEC Qhabathe should follow suit.

Both speeches will be debated by opposition parties, including the ruling ANC. Provincial Legislative Assembly Speaker Zanele Sifuba is expected to chair the session which is due to start at 09:00 on Thursday.

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Joel C. Hicks