City to host Street People’s Conference
By Cindy Witten
28 October 2008
In conjunction with Western Cape Provincial Government, the City of Cape Town will host the Street people’s conference from the 30 - 31 October 2008. The Executive Deputy Mayor Cllr Grant Haskin will lead the City’s presence at the conference.
“In order to assess the impact of our program, that is aimed at improving the quality of life of all people in the City of Cape Town, particularly street people who are often a very marginalised and stigmatised group, we want to make sure that the programs we roll out for them are efficient and effective and they are the best use of the City’s financial recourses that we could possibly have,” said Haskin.
The Deputy Mayor has promised an issue-driven and outcomes based conference. While a stringent agenda has been set that aims to address the issues at hand, such as identifying strategic interventions so as to enhance delivery and to confirm a review of the City’s Street People Policy and Strategy.