Saturday, June 21, 2014

Western Cape serious on bringing crime rate down

Loyiso Langeni
21 June 2014

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille said through the successful Violence Prevention Urban Upgrading programme it has enable the province to work closely with civil society, business, communities and citizens to improve living standards and bring down crime. 

This week Premier Zille signed an agreement with German government Development Bank over R71 million. 

Spokesperson for Dr Ivan Meyer, Daniel Johnson said the aim is to tackle crime in our township to the upgrade of township infrastructure the main goal is there for the quality of life residence in township by providing area based projects that include the quality of the neighbourhood

Meanwhile in a statement Zille said another key priority under this programme has been the reduction of murder and violence.  The VPUU programme which has been very successful in Khayelitsha will now be rolled out in other areas in the Western Cape. 

“Now that we are entering the next phase of the project it will be extended to at least five other municipalities in the Western Cape

The first two being in Klietvaas Kloof and the Drakerstein Municipality the project is really about making sure that the citizens in our province begin to feel safer.” Johnson



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