Deputy President celebrated Mandela Centenary Celebration in Amsterdam. It was a beautiful day for the community of Amsterdam where they celebrated Nelson Mandela Day in style. Deputy President visits Amsterdam
On the 18th of July 2018, Deputy President, David Mabuza, Mpumalanga Premier, Refilwe Mtshweni MEC’s, Amakhosi and Executive Mayors graced the event to celebrate Dr. Nelson Mandela Centenary celebrations.
The Deputy President started the day by visiting Nganana Secondary School to congratulate them for obtaining a 95% passing rate, and also encouraged them to work harder so they can increase their performance.
The Class of 2018 made a promise to the DP that they are aiming for a 100% pass rate. David Mabuza also vowed to donate 9 iPads to the learners who are doing computer practice.
The Department of Public Works donated sanitary pads, while the Department of Agriculture donated seeds which were planted on the day. Senior citizens were also invited to be part of the celebrations.
Mkhondo Local Municipality donated a cake which was shared with them, they were also presented with blankets which were donated by the Gert Sibande District Municipality. Twelve families were given title deeds.
The last session was held at KwaThandeka Stadium in Amsterdam, for the launching of the ‘’Satise Silalele’’ App whereby the Mpumalanga Government works hand in hand with the citizens to communicate issues and complaints relating to service delivery issues. The App is available on the Google Play Store, Apple App Store as well as USSD code: *134*674#.
MEC’s were called for an oath and to pledge that community grievances will get a prompt response. “We must respect the legacy of Nelson Mandela and Albertina Sisulu,” said Mabuza.
The Deputy President concluded his speech by pleading with the community members not to destroy government facilities during protests. He also said councillors should work with communities for the betterment of their town.