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Ward 22 community becomes latest beneficiary of ICROP

As part of taking government services closer to the people, South African Social Services Agency together with Matatiele local municipality and various government departments took government services to Phalane village. This took place on the 21st of June 2019, under a programme called Integrated Community Registration Outreach Programme (ICROP) which is championed by Matatiele SASSA office.

Integrated Community Registration Outreach Programme is the programme mandated by government to reach different wards in the remote areas of the Eastern Cape. During ICROP, a number of service delivery innovations to improve the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of its services are taken care of.

As a short-term intervention, the agency coordinated all partners to take services to the people of ward 22. Some learners also benefited from school uniforms that were handed over on the day. Immediate need for identified houses were also addressed through food parcels. Delivering the key note address, Matatiele LM Chief Whip

Cllr. Sonwabile Mngenela, applauded government departments for delivering their services collectively and sharing resources. “This indeed shows the effectiveness of Intergovernmental Relations at the local level” and good working relations amongst government departments, he said.

Services rendered included:

SASSA: the agency registered about 50 people onto their system on the day. Ten new applications on various grants were received. Two Provincial transfers were done; two cancellations were also done. Forty-six families were provided with food parcels and twenty pupils received full school uniform.

Department of health, Maluti Sub - District:
The department handed over five walking sticks rendered these services: HCT, HIV testing, Diabetes, and other health related services, while Khotsong TB Hospital rendered TB screening.

Department of Home Affairs: managed to assist twenty people who were enquiring about Home Affairs services. Department of Economic Development and Environmental Affairs & Tourism assisted former ex-mine workers to apply for their unclaimed pension benefits from various mines in South Africa, 10 people applications were received and will be forwarded to the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA).

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