The Executive Mayor of the Dr. Kenneth Kaunda District Municipality, Cllr Boitumelo
Moloi in partnership with Aganang Community Radio Station distributed food parcels
to five homes in the Tlokwe Local Municipal area. The joint venture had identified
the beneficiaries of the donation based on their significance in the lives of many
people who rely on the aid provided by the homes. Up to 350 people benefit from the
projects that are run by volunteers. These projects cover basic social needs across
race, age and gender.
Among other dignitaries present at the function held in Promosa Township, Tlokwe,
were local councilors, Dr. Kenneth Kaunda District Municipality Speaker Mbulelo Zephe
and North West MEC for Local Government and Traditional Affairs (DLG&TA) Manketsi
Tlhape. Officials from the Department of Social Development, SALGA, and local businesses
that donated food also attended.
Pictures by: Tebogo Leping
In her short speech, Executive Mayor Boitumelo Moloi said the campaign has bore fruits
since the partnership with Aganang FM started. “Although we were targeting to collect
at least 10 000 cans of preserved food stuffs, we, together with Aganang FM, local
businesses and the community have made a difference. We hope this partnership will
grow year by year,” councilor Moloi said.
MEC Tlhape described the campaign as an encouraging gesture from ordinary people
who are willing to help the less fortunate. She said the DLG&TA “will continue to
support such campaigns with the ultimate goal of ridding our societies of food shortage”.
The Food distributed was collected during the 2013 Sunday Bliss 10 000 Food Cans
Family Day Campaign held on 22nd December 2013 at the Tshwaraganang Centre in Ikageng.
The idea was borne from the Executive Mayor’s birthday celebration, where she dedicated
her off-time to gather 10 000 food cans to give to the less fortunate and vulnerable.
The campaign was a call to all throughout the District to support and respond to
the level of poverty in their neighborhoods.