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ANC Eastern Cape says it successfully rolled out Thuma Mina campaign

Sep 11, 2018
ANC Eastern Cape says it successfully rolled out Thuma Mina campaign

The African National Congress (ANC) in the Eastern Cape says it embarked on a successful provincial Thuma Mina campaign from Friday to Sunday.

“The ongoing Thuma Mina campaign is a clarion call to all structures of the ANC to reconnect with communities and work with them to address their day-to-day challenges,” explained Gift Ngqondi, ANC Eastern Cape Head of Communications.

“Through the Thuma Mina campaign, ANC structures and members facilitate the immediate resolution of challenges confronting citizens.

He said that the party’s regional and branch structures throughout the Province engaged communities and attended to a range of service delivery issues, including but not limited to:

  • Promotion of healthy lifestyles,
  • Health screening,
  • Fixing of potholes,
  • Fixing gravel roads,
  • Handing out of Title Deeds,
  • Handing over of new houses, and
  • Handing over of laptops.

“During this past weekend our structures, working together with relevant institutions, once more ensured that hundreds of title deeds were issued to qualifying citizens,” Ngqondi said.

“This is part of restoring the dignity of our people who continue to bear the brunt of the legacy of land dispossession.

“Other interventions included handing out of blankets to the elderly, fixing structural problems in pre-schools to create a conducive learning environment as well as distributing sanitary towels to schools that are in most need.”

ANC Eastern Cape Provincial Chairperson, Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane, also donated 48 laptops to Cobosi Junior Secondary School at Engcobo on Friday.

“The campaign weekend culminated in public meetings with our structures giving feedback to communities on what had been raised as concerns,” said Ngqondi.

“The highlight of the program was the Nelson Mandela & Fidel Castro Health Programme, which covered the entire Ntabankulu Sub Region in Alfred Nzo Region, which included an engagement with traditional leaders.

“Part of the health program which took place from Monday the 3rd September to Sunday 9th September 2018 focussed on promotion of healthy lifestyles, handing over of wheelchairs, wellness outreach, house calls, dental services, cancer screening, immunisation and occupational health.”

He added that the ANC is satisfied that the Thuma Mina campaign achieved its objective of ensuring that our communities' concerns and voices found expression in the programmes of the organisation and of the ANC Provincial government.

“The African National Congress appreciate the support it continues to get from the people; through the participation, dedication and commitment of its volunteers, we are certain that the spirits of Tat' uNelson Mandela and Mam' uAlbertina Sisulu lives,” Ngqondi said.

“The ANC is encouraged by the positive feedback on the ongoing provincial roll-out of the Thuma Mina campaign which places our movement at the centre of leading society.”