Published on Sep 14, 2011 ,ST
THE South West Community Development Council (CDC) is prepared to launch yet another package to help residents affected by a downturn.
This was the promise made by the Mayor of South West District, Dr Amy Khor on Tuesday at a district meeting with residents.
A similar package – worth $1.5 million and named the Interim Coping Package for Economic Downturn (iCOPE) – was launched in 2008 to provide relief to those affected by the downturn then. This included cash assistance as well as vouchers for food, transport and utilities.
Dr Khor also announced the launch of the South West Social Media Challenge, which will rally at least 100 youths over a one-year period to create social media campaigns to build up support for the district’s programmes.