What a Celebration during Mandela Day
The Cunningmoore A community moved around with excitement when they all converge at Hoyo-hoyo High School on the 18th July to celebrate the legend’s 93rd birth day. In honour of the country’s icon Mr. Nelson Mandela, Bushbuckridge Water partnered with other stakeholders such as COGTA; Nedbank, FNB, Bushbuckridge Local Municipality, and local departments to contribute positively to uplift the lives of the others.
MEC Madala Masuku urged community to emulate what Madiba sacrificed most of his life for, i.e. fighting poverty and socio-economic evolution for the benefit of the others. Receiving cheering from the community members; he further mentioned that Cunningmoore is privileged that day to receive donations from various sponsors to the advantage of the community. Groups were divided to paint Hoyo-hoyo High School; installation of water taps that were stolen; planting of 6 000 vegetable seedlings.
Being in the water sector; Bushbuckridge Water, Chief Executive Mr. Mashele Nkateko joined the water taps installation team. The communal street taps have been vandalized by thieves trying to feed themselves on the expense of the community. Water supply is placed as the highest agenda of the government and we believe that on the birth day of Madiba, the lives of some community members who couldn’t have access to water supply has been restored. (Insert photos)
Thirty individual homes received groceries and blankets on that day. The last stop of the MEC, Heads of Departments and Sponsors was the handing over of comfortable chairs to Cork clinic. MEC further appalled to the community members to protect and own assets from government so that a modest change on service delivery can be realized for years to come.