North West Provincial Government has lined up a series of service delivery activities across the province as part of the celebrating 67 years of community service that former President and world icon Nelson Mandela rendered. According to Premier Thandi Modise this will be a fitting tribute to celebrate the legacy of Mandela who turns 95 tomorrow.
In encouraging people to be active citizens by participating in community service in their communities, Premier Modise said that Mandela Month was also an opportunity to promote social cohesion, national healing and nation building.
“Madiba has united us in prayer over the past few weeks. We could all make a huge difference by emulating his legacy and taking time out of our scheduled to inspire change in our communities by doing something good,” stressed Modise
The Premier will be accompanied by MEC for Human Settlements, Public Safety & Liaison will spend her 67 minutes laying bricks and planting trees at Marang Estate housing development project in Mahikeng.
The R3,5 billion integrated human settlement project will create employment and deliver 1200 community residential units and 2000 bonded houses over the next seven years in the provincial capital.
Other Members of the Executive Council will lead activities that include renovation of a clinic and donation of school bags and uniforms at Kgokgole Primary School in Taung, cleaning and doing laundry at Tshepong Hospital in Klerksdorp, distribution of clothes in Ratanang and establishing a vegetable garden in Khuma near Stilfontein.
A prayer service for Tata Mandela who is in hospital will also be hosted by the provincial government in Tlhabane near Rustenburg.
Nelson Mandela Day is celebrated annually across the world to honour the world icon who devoted his life to freedom, equality, peace and reconciliation.