19 September 2018


THE OFFICIAL BOKONE BOPHIRIMA GOVERNMENT NEWSPAPER

North West commemorates Madiba Day in Kagisano Molopo

by: Kagiso Metswamere   date: 20 july 2018

Bokone Bophirima Provincial Government spent the whole of Mandela Day volunteering for the communities of Kagisano Molopo Local Municipality, as part of doing good to honour the late statesman, Nelson Mandela.  Wednesday 18 July would have been his 100th birthday. 
Provincial public servants, led by MEC for Public Works and Roads, Mmule Malukeke and local mayors came in their numbers to deliver services to the people at Ganyesa Sports Ground. While others were attending to service delivery needs at the local hospital, some cleaned and donated gifts to centres in various communities of the municipality.
After the activities at the Ganyesa Hospital, Sibongile Dikobe expressed her appreciation while also requesting the MEC and her delegation to assist her hospital with infrastructure development and maintenance concerns.
“We are glad that the provincial government came in the spirit of our struggle icon Tata Madiba to offer assistance to our hospital and listen to challenges that we go through in our daily operations. 
“We managed to tell our leaders about our achievements and challenges, and they then agreed that they will come next time working with our MEC of Health Magome Masike to deal with the challenges in the hospital, especially around infrastructure development,” she explained.
The delegations started their day by laying wreaths at the cemetery in honour of the Barolong Boo Tlou Le Tau Traditional Leadership. 
Delegations then visited Phaposano, Tlakgameng, Austry, Tshaneng and Bullrand communities to assist villagers with - among other things - late birth certificate applications, housing projects interventions while also running cleaning campaigns in these areas. 
MEC Mmule Maluleke was impressed by the achievement of the hospital and promised to intervene on the infrastructure issues raised.
“We will come back in two weeks to the hospital and give feedback on the outcome of our discussion with your department and make sure that we assist you on the good work you continue to do irrespective of the challenges your hospital goes through daily,” she said.
Old Mutual joined the delegation to donate blankets and other special gifts to Tshidisanang old age community centre as part of responding to the Saamtrek-Saamwerk call made by the provincial government to improve the  people’s lives.
Itumeleng Modisaotsile from Old Mutual said: “We are here as part of Madiba Day, partnering with our government to donate gifts to our elderly people. It is pleasing to see all of us uniting, doing good things, especially for our rural communities in the name of our struggle icon Nelson Mandela”. 
Elizabeth Balebi of Tshidisanang Community-Based Organization said: “Today I am very happy to have received important visitors in our centre who came to help us by giving gifts. We thank our leaders for their wonderful works from the province, our municipalities and Old Mutual for their visit and gifts. It means a lot to us,” she said.
Mayor of Kagisano Molopo Local Municipality, Tumelo Olaotswe, thanked government for choosing his municipality to commemorate Nelson Mandela Day, saying the municipality is  honoured and inspired to even do more for the people.