NDZ viewpoint

2017-07-07 06:00

GREETINGS to everybody.
As we at the end of the Youth Month, June could be a conflict-ridden month, instead it serves to remind South Africans of the importance of its youth and brings a message that something like the Soweto riots should never happen again. June is also “men’s month” in South Africa. The idea that men are from Mars and women from Venus bears no weight when it comes to illness and injuries, with both genders equally susceptible to colds and flu.
June is also a Men’s Health Month, the perfect time for men to focus on how self-care, a healthy lifestyle and willingness to visit a healthcare professional when needed, can help improve their health. Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma Municipality supports this initiative by the Department of Health and we are willing to go the extra mile to ensure our communities focus on health care, because a healthy society lives longer and is more productive. Sithi abaphile abantu sakhe isizwe.

One of the projects we are busy with is the fencing of our cemeteries around the municipal area.
This is in response to our people who expressed their wish that these sacred places need proper fencing and maintenance. The war rooms are hard at work trying to provide interventions to all problems within the municipality. All departments are playing a vital role in order to bring about the desired improvements in our municipality.
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Ward 4 war room as they have been nominated in the Best War Room category in KZN.
We commend the team effort from the war room champion Cllr M. Zikode, the Sukuma Sakhe chairperson, war room co-ordinator, sector departments, society and community members for their hard work and dedication and for flying the NDZ flag.

On Saturday the municipality is hosting the Mayoral Cup finals at the Bhambatha sports ground at Nkwezela. We congratulate teams that have reached the finals. This shows that if we work as a team we can make a difference in society. Drugs and substance abuse continue to be a thorn in the development of our youth, but as NDZ, we will continue to use every possible solution to fight these social ills.


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