Edendale: Tell us your stories, elders urged

2012-02-27 00:00

A BUSINESSMAN is encouraging elderly people in Greater Edendale to write poems and songs.

“This initiative will help to capture some of the untold stories that are very important to young people,” said Themba Njilo who owns the Induduzo Funeral Home.

He attended a meeting at Kwapoyinandi Community Hall on Friday that brought together the business community and the elderly. Ward 22 councillor Patrick Jaca introduced a caring for the aged programme. He proposed bi-monthly meetings so that no pensioner would feel left out.

“Our senior citizens are the ones that run most of the households,” said Jaca. “So it is very important to give them the necessary attention they need in order for them to live a better life.”

Jaca said he had invited the business community in the hope that its members could provide financial assistance. “Much of our area is full of indigent people who can use all the help they can get.”

Jaca called on people to put their heads together to come up with ways this could be achieved.

“There is a need to think deeply in order to reach out to the old and frail in our community to fully grasp their challenges and be able to provide the assistance to change their lives.”

Gogo Busisiwe Ngcobo (65) welcomed the initiative, but said talk was cheap unless it was followed by action. She said: “The Dambuza, Motha, Machibisa and Natshi areas of this ward are still not receiving service delivery because there are no toilets and decent roads.”

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