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NC govt, church sign agreement on R15m relief funds

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to administer flood and Covid-19 relief funds in Northern Cape

R15 million that will be used for flood relief in the John Taolo Gaetsewe District and Covid-19 relief. Picture Henk Kruger/African News Agency(ANA)

THE NORTHERN Cape provincial government on Thursday entered into a memorandum of agreement with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for the R15 million that will be used for flood relief in the John Taolo Gaetsewe District and Covid-19 relief.

Infrastructure was damaged while many residents were left destitute following heavy rains that fell in the Province during December and January.

The relief funds will be administered by the church throughout the Province, together with provincial government.

The memorandum of agreement was signed by Northern Cape Premier Dr Zamani Saul, the MEC for Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs, Bentley Vass, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Provincial government also welcomed humanitarian relief that was handed over by the church, including blankets, food parcels, mattresses and personal protective equipment (PPE), which were delivered to families in Seven Miles in the Ga-Segonyana municipal area.