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Municipality hosts wellness programme for employees

Metsimaholo Local Municipality held an Employee Wellness Day for its employees. The employees were participating in different sporting activities organised by the officials.

 

Employees were given the chance to test for chronic illness, such as high blood pressure and sugar diabetes. According to the Executive Mayor of Metsimaholo, Cllr Brutus Mahlaku, the day was organised with the intention of building good health consciousness amongst employees so that they can execute their day-to-day work with great enthusiasm.

 

“With this programme, we intend to deal with the moral of the employees, because we understand the challenges which they are faced with. What we did is, we brought all the medical aid companies and financial institutions to come and assist our employees with any challenges which they are faced with,” said Mayor  Mahlaku. This pioneering programme saw many employees of the municipality being given assistance while at work and having fun at the same time.

 

Electricity for Amelia residents

Community members living at Amelia in Sasolburg are waiting in anticipation for the day when their houses get electricity, this comes after phase one of the electrification of the area intensifies. “We have been without electricity since we arrived here about six year ago and seeing poles and cables being installed in our area has given us hope that we will be like other areas with electricity,” Kensani Timbane, one of the local residents in Amelia.

 

According to Timbane, she has budgeted for electrical appliances which she will buy during the festive season. “I plan to buy the electrical appliances during Christmas specials, because they will be much cheaper that now,” Timbane said. Timbane’s joy was shared by Morare Motebang, another resident living in Amelia. “I am very happy to see this connection finally taking place in our area. We were the first people to live here and we have been without electricity since we come here. We have seen progress being made over the years and now that electricity is come, this means a lot to us,” Motebang said. 

Mayor and elderly people celebrate International Day of Older Persons in style

The executive mayor of Metsimaholo municipality, Cllr Brutus Mahlaku celebrated International Day of Older Persons in style on Monday, 05 October 2015. The Older Persons from all the wards in Metsimaholo were transported to Stonehaven from their respective pick up points. Cllr Mahlaku and about 200 older persons from all 21 wards in the municipal area took an one hour boat cruise on the Vaal River from Stonehaven. Cllr Mahlaku says these programmes forms part of government’s ways to interact with all the people. The older persons were very excited and have thanked the mayor and the municipality for the wonderful celebration of their day. After the boat cruise, the mayor enjoyed lunch with the elderly people.