by Portia Lebakeng
Wednesday, 31 October 2018
Bloemfontein: Primary Healthcare and Broadcasting Digital Migration Outreach campaign was at Caleb Motshabi, in Mangaung, Bloemfontein yesterday.
Residents particularly in the Caleb Motshabi are, joined the Premier of Free State, Sisi Ntombela and MEC of Health; Montseng Tsiu, in a 5km health walk.
The following services were offered and announced throughout the day:
The provincial government has bought 65 ambulances, mobile clinics as well as an emergency helicopter.
These will be sent to various towns across the province to help improve the state of healthcare throughout the province and bring services closer to our people.
The opportunity to register to switch from analogue to Digital top box was also offered to the people with documents verification system to process the application.
On her visit to Caleb Motshabi, Premier Ntombela made her second visit to Thuto Ke Lere school construction project. Amongst many others the visit was aimed at assessing the progress made since the first visit.
Premier Ntombela has given thumbs up to the contractor on site for the strides made since her first visit. MEC Kotzee also reassured the Premier that indeed Public Works and Infrastructure will meet the set March 2019 deadline and completion.
Premier, through MEC for Human Settlements Public Works and Infrastructure; Dora Kotzee, gave employment contract to over 40 unemployed residents of Caleb Motshabi. Many of the community members employed are members of childheaded households and others with no form of income.
The community was given the platform to share some of their daily short comings and challenges. One of those was Mr John Jab, who expressed his frustrations of not receiving his monthly pension, which is his only source of income.
He has not been able to acess money from his card and therefore, it has been months since he last received his pay out.
In what was meant to be a digital migration awareness programme, Premier Ntombela rolled out a massive service delivery programme which also saw over 35 residents of Caleb Motshabi receive spectacles to improve their eyesight, crouches and prosthetic legs, through the provincial health department.
Watch the pictures here!!!!!!!!!!