The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipal area will be a hive of activities today when several Nelson Mandela International Day events take place in the spirit of volunteerism for the betterment of all.
Nelson Mandela International Day, follows a unanimous decision by the UN General Assembly, on the democratic South Africa’s founding father’s birthday on 18 July 2009, that this day must be observed annually.
The main event takes place at Grogro (Ward 18) where the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality in partnership with the Eastern Cape Legislature will renovate three houses (paint, replace windows, reconnect electricity, plant trees, plumbing and replace broken pipes amongst others), clean school grounds of the BJ Mnyanga Primary School and do repairs as well as the handover of 50 wheelchairs.
Government’s services on wheels will be available for ID applications and distribution, social grants applications, applications for free basic services from the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality and food parcels distribution. The meeting point for this event is the Ngene Street Sports Field, Grogro.
The role-players are Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Directorates, Eastern Cape Legislature, Transnet, Imbewu, SANGOCO, SASSA, Department of Social Development, Home Affairs, Coca-Cola, Correctional Services, FAMSA, PE College and the Department of Education amongst others. Contact persons: Velisile Bukula – 071 642 3495 Mthubanzi Mniki 071 381 3779
ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe, National Assembly Chief Whip Stone Sizani, Volunteers and many other national, provincial and regional leaders will be leading a clean-up campaign in Ward 40. The meeting place is the Kuyga Community Hall at 09:00. Contact person: Zandisile Qupe – 082 303 5690.
Nelson Mandela Memorial Lecture:
ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe is the keynote speaker at the Nelson Mandela Memorial Lecture that will be held on the struggle icon’s birthday at the Kuyga Community Hall tomorrow at 5pm. Contact: Zandisile Qupe – 082 303 5690.
Ward Councillor Ncediso Captain aided by private sponsorship will lead the handover of donated chairs, mattresses, books and a clean-up campaign at the Sekunjalo Crèche in Chris Hani. Contact: Cllr Ncediso Captain – 082 303 7530.
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