The handover of 200 blankets at Khayamnandi Community Hall, a well-received courtesy visit at Zanolwazi High School and a clean-up campaign at a sports field in this suburb led to much fanfare as the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality continue to make its presence felt with Constituency Day activities. Mondays are Constituency Days which means that politicians must concentrate on going into their communities to address issues.
Executive Mayor Benson Fihla said the hand over to the 200 beneficiaries is part of an intergovernmental initiative that Social Development MEC Pemmy Majodina started by donating blankets to municipalities to hand out to deserving members of the community.
“We have indeed a caring government and the delivery that you see in each and every area of our city, including Khayamnandi, is an indication of what the ANC-led government is doing for you,” Mayor Fihla added.
The delegation, led by Mayor Fihla consisted of Human Settlements Portfolio Chairperson, Buyisile Mkavu, Public Health Portfolio Chairperson, Patricia Ndlovu, Sport, Arts and Recreation Portfolio Chairperson, Nomamerica Magopeni, councillors, municipal officials and local ANC leaders made a pit stop at Zanolwazi High School.
Zanolwazi High School
Principal Yoliswa Gxotiwe said it was the first time ever that an Executive Mayor visited the school and passionately talked about her goal to achieve a 70% pass rate at the end of the year. Two classes have been turned into dormitories in order for the matriculants to stay at school and participate in a camp in order to prepare for the final exam.
Upon hearing that the school still needs funding for food for the learners, Mayoral Committee member Buyisile Mkavu pledged R1 000 for the programme. Executive Mayor Fihla pertinently stated that education is a crucial cornerstone for development. “To get good marks and be successful you need to be disciplined as well. When teachers are disciplined, it rubs off on the learners,” he added.
School Governing Body Chairperson Mr Monwabisi Ntinga warmly thanked the Executive Mayor and his team for their time and said they are welcome to come back to the school again.
The politicians quickly hit the road again to lead a team of litter pickers, municipal trucks and heavy machinery to clean up in the vicinity of the Khayamnandi sport fields ending off a day of delivering services and interacting with residents from this suburb.
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