Mogale City Local Municipality (MCLM) in partnership with the Gauteng Provincial government hosted the 2019 World AIDS Day.
The event held under the theme, “Communities Make the difference – Check Impilo” was held at Kagiso Memorial and Recreation Centre and attracted more than 200 community members as well as speaker’s civil societies and Non-governmental organisations.
The event started off with a door-to-door campaign, where the community of Kagiso was enlightened on HIV/AIDS. Gauteng MEC for Community Safety Faith Mazibuko and MEC for Infrastructure Development Tasneem Motara led the campaign.
Speaker after speaker spoke eloquently about the effects of HIV/AIDS in the society as well as in the families. Sibusiso Mncube, a young men who was born with the virus, caught the eyes of the audience when he addressed the audience on how he is surviving with the disease.
Also Thabang Mphahla, the Gauteng AIDS Council chairperson, also gave an account on the work of his organisation. He also implored on government to start extending its hand in funding civil societies as well as the organisations that do HIV/AIDS work.
Motara also chaired the programme on behalf of the Health MEC Bandile Masuku, who was out of the country. The executive Mayors and councillors from all the five municipalities including the districts gave an account of their respective reports on the HIV/AIDS activation programmes.
The West Rand District Municipality Councillor Diteko Moreotsenye, spoke on behalf of the WRDM Executive Mayor. Mogale City Member of the Mayoral Committee responsible for Local Economic Development Paul Molapo gave a vote of thanks.
Written by Sipho None