LEPHALALE — The launching of Eskom: Medupi Power Station bulk recruitment project took place on Wednesday 13 April in the Council Chambers at Lephalale Municipality.
In his keynote address, Lephalale Mayor Jack Maeko said that the reason for the gathering was to promote local recruitment for the unemployed, especially creating opportunities for the youth.
Maeko commended the newly appointed Medupi Project Manager and his team who “started on the right note” and he expressed his hope that the positive relationship between LLM and Medupi management will continue in future.
He said that 60% of the work force on the Medupi Project should be locals. He said he also wants to deal with the issue of blacklisted local people and he requested the new management of Medupi to review blacklisted locals. ”They should be appointed if they meet the requirements of the position – regardless of being blacklisted in the past”.
Through this initiative altogether 1 917 job opportunities have been identified at the Power plant building site.
“This recruitment process must benefit black and white people – all unemployed people from Lephalale, Waterberg and Limpopo, but at least 60% should be local people” he continued.
The Mayor further urged local jobseekers to register their CVs on the Municipal database at the Mayor’s office, the Information Centre in Marapong or at tribal councils.