Home Health North West MEC and Mayor donates wheelchairs

North West MEC and Mayor donates wheelchairs

by Thys Khiba
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North West MEC and Mayor donates wheelchairs

By Thys Khiba – North West health MEC, Madoda Sambatha and Executive Mayor, Tshepiso Mphehlo brought smiles to the faces of the deserving beneficiaries from the 35 Wards of the Mahikeng Local Municipality with a donation of 70 wheelchairs on Tuesday, 16 May.

Sambatha said without wheelchairs, people living with physical disabilities are social isolated and excluded from opportunities.

“Without wheelchairs, people living with physical disabilities are often confined to their homes or beds, socially isolated, unable to use public transport, and excluded from educational opportunities, as most schools and in other instances, places of work, are not equipped to help immobile people, without a wheelchair,” said Sambatha.

At least two wheelchairs per ward were donated to deserving beneficiaries from 35 Wards.

North West MEC and Mayor donates wheelchairs

North West MEC and Mayor donates wheelchairs

Mphehlo urged the department of health to donate more wheelchairs.

Meanwhile, the municipality and Premier Bushy Maapeparticipated in a pothole patching technology demonstration by JetPatcher Africa.

“The initiative is aimed at finding a lasting solution to road infrastructure challenges in general, and eradicating challenges of potholes in particular,” read the statement.

Maape said an invitation will be sent to several companies to demonstrate their capabilities for this initiative before a successful bidder can be appointed.

The MEC for Public Works and Roads, Gaoage Oageng Molapisi confirmed that they have identified five municipalities in the province and will assist them in patching potholes.

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