President, Cyril Ramaphosa took the Thuma Mina Campaign to Heidedal next to the Opkoms Clinic on 05 November 2018(Some of the speedy interventions set and committed during this Campaign include, the total revitalization of the Opkoms Clinic. This intervention will see locals receiving work opportunities especially the youth and women.
“I am overwhelmed by this announcement by President Ramaphosa in Heidedal as we need more jobs in this area,” echoed one young man from Ward 16 in Heidedal.
This leg of the Thuma Mina Campaign also witnessed the handing over of R100 000.00 cheque to a local NGO in the area. The NGO specifically works with young people focusing on the fight against drugs and drug abuse.
A wheelchair was also offered to a teenager to assist him with his mobility. The Campaign also saw the provision of taking primary health care services to the people including the display and launch of ambulances that will be located in the different towns especially rural towns of the Province.
The Premier of the Free State, Sisi Ntombela, the MEC for Police Roads and Transport, Sam Mashinini, MEC for Public Works & Infrastructure and Human Settlements, Dora Kotzee and other Members of the FS EXCO, Members of the Provincial Legislature and the NCOP and those in the Local Government Sphere also graced this Intervention Programme.
During the month of November, in a similar service delivery outreach programme, the Department of Public Works & Infrastructure had committed to placing about 32 locals in the EPWP and those were participants from the Caleb Motshabi area.
“It is such a wonderful sight and welcoming to see our people happy for the placement within the EPWP, remember the Government can only provide so much, but our people need to show commitment and learn as much as possible from the mentorship they receive from the EPWP interventions,” said MEC Kotzee.