We recognise that despite their significant deficiencies, these programmes are a major source of employment for many citizens. However, in its current form this employment is not sustainable and fosters a very harmful dependency syndrome.
In order for these programmes to become major sources of sustainable employment which would instil these workers with an appreciation for the discipline of work, we propose that these programmes become converted into Community Cooperatives.
These cooperatives would then be responsible for undertaking specific community projects. By becoming involved in community based projects, a sense of ownership and a spirit of community empowerment would be fostered- both of which would go a long way in tackling certain social ills which presently plague our nation.