Food parcel donations

Mayor Jack Maeko handed over food parcels
Mayor Jack Maeko handed over food parcels

SHONGOANE — At least two families in Phahladira Village, received food parcels that were donated by the Department of Social Development in partnership with Lephalale Municipality on Tuesday, during International Day for the Eradication of Poverty at Phahladira village in Lephalale.
The delegates were led by Lephalale Municipality Local Mayor Cllr, Moloko Jack Maeko when they visited the families of Kedibone Monyeki a disabled female living with her brother in a two-roomed shack and depending on a disability grant from SASSA. The entourage proceeded to the child headed family of Sophy Ramoshaba, living with her younger siblings in a house with no proper windows and doors.
Cllr Rosina Boloka on behalf of Social Development MEC, Joyce Mashamba, said that during the demographic profiling of Phahladira, various pressing challenges were identified, these included amongst others, unemployment and food insecurity; school drop-out; teenage pregnancy and substance abuse.
Mayor Maeko pleaded with stakeholders to ensure that they help install doors and windows on the house of Ramoshaba and assist her with employment for her to be able to look after her siblings. SASSA donated a wheelchair and the Municipality made a commitment to build an RDP house for the disabled Kedibone Monyeki.
Boloka also made a plea to the youth of Phahladira to complete their education; to refrain from substance abuse and to please abstain, and that young women need to get an education before becoming mothers.

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