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Over 100 people to benefit from housing project in Tsomo

By Afikile Lugunya - Oct 26, 2018
Over 100 people to benefit from housing project in Tsomo

Approaching the end of the birth month of Mama Albertina Sisulu, the Eastern Cape Provincial Government visited Xolobe Village in Tsomo on Friday where Mama Sisulu was born.

In showing of appreciation for all that Mama Sisulu did in bringing down apartheid, the Provincial Government launched an infrastructure development programme in Xolobe Village, in her honour.

The Albertina Sisulu Centenary Celebrations Legacy Projects that have been implemented include:

  • Toy Library – Mbalo Foundation,
  • Housing provision – Human settlements,
  • Xolobe water provision – Chris Hani district, and
  • Xolobe electricity provision - Intsika Yethu Local Municipality.

During her lecture on the life and legacy of Mama Sisulu, former Chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), Dr Brigalia Bam, who is an Anglican women's and social activist and writer had the honour of lecturing about the life and legacy of Mama Sisulu.

MaSisulu respected all people, regardless of their age or origin

Dr Bam emphasised on Sisulu's passion about the well-being of women and children. She also spoke of how MaSisulu respected all people, regardless of their age or origin.

"To young children here, don't lose hope to all the children here and their parents don't lose hope. I'd like to thank mama Sisulu for teaching us that we are all the same and children must be treated well," she said.

Eastern Cape MEC for Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture, Bulelwa Tunyiswa, who also spoke on the event, said: “101 families are going to benefit from the project of the Human Settlements and MEC Mlungisi Mvoko has made a promise to monitor the project until the end of the financial year."

She added that the Department is very excited by the projects that are budgeted by the department of Education because the science lab is going to assist the community and also the youth is in need of the internet access.

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