Applause for Cato Manor
is flanked by Cato Manor Councillor Mpume Chamane (left)
and CMDA board member Joyce Nhlangulela (right) during the opening
of the Dorothy Nyembe Multi-Purpose Centre in Cato Crest.
community of Cato Crest was treated to a feast when three cows and
two sheep were slaughtered for the official opening of the Dorothy
Nyembe Multi-Purpose Centre in the area on Saturday September 30.
King Zwelithini Goodwill Kabhekuzulu, who declared the Multi-Purpose
Centre in Cato Crest open by unveiling a plaque, showered his praises
on the rapid delivery of development in Cato Manor.“I
am proud to be invited to a project that is a shining beacon and
a representative of the province of KwaZulu Natal. Cato Manor has
acquired international status because of the innovative manner in
which the development is being handled,” he said.
“It is encouraging to see how cost effective it is to achieve our
goals when the community become participants in their development,”
said the King.
The King’s sentiments were echoed by almost all who attended the
opening ceremony. Every speaker who took to the podium agreed that
the project is a shining example of how community involvement, local
development bodies and international funding can contribute to meeting
a wide range of community needs.
The opening of the Multi-Purpose Centre, which was funded by the
European Union, heralds yet another landmark in community development
in that it caters for the community’s educational, recreational
and social needs, all in one central and easily accessible area.
A challenge was thrown to the community to cherish the facility
and ensure that it is protected from vandalism.
European Union committed itself to continue to fund the development
of Cato Manor for another two years.
Union Ambassador to South Africa,
Michael Laider, is greeted by members of
Ubuhle boMkhomazi cultural dancers.