By: Angie Nkuna
GIYANI- On Saturday morning Greater Giyani Municipality (GGM) Executive mayor, Cllr Sasavona Mathebula visited the Maluleke family in Maxavela village outside the town of Giyani to check the progress of the house which will soon be handed over to the family.
Ximambani Primary Co-operative Construction (XPCC) based in Mhlathi village outside Giyani has embarked on a journey of touching needy families. Managing Director ex co- founder of Giyani Community Radio (GCR) FM, Cliff Moraba says as XPCC they’re giving back to the community of Giyani.
“Our business is situated in Giyani and it’s our responsibility to give back to the community. When we approached the Municipality few weeks back, the mayor had two needy families we should choose the most disadvantaged one.
“It wasn’t that easy to choose between Nkomo A village of the 12-months-old baby family who was raped last month and this family of Maluleke. I went to check and compare the two families and noticed that this one is more disadvantaged.
“When I arrived at Maxavela, my heart broke out of the level of poverty and I could feel it that something must be done for this family. I met the ward committee 2 weeks back and we started with the project.
Giyani View has learned that in 5 days XPCC completed 90% of the house. Moraba says XPCC talk less and more action.
Mayor Mathebula had to outline why XPCC hasn’t hired people within the community after the village Headman, Jimmy Mafemani Mathebula seemed critical about why his members of the community weren’t hired in the project.
“The reason why they didn’t hire some of the community members, it’s because XPCC isn’t a government entity, but a private company that has an interest in helping needy families.
“If this was our project, we would have gone through the procedures, but since this is a private project they can’t afford to be hiring but using its employees.
“As the municipality working in conjunction with stakeholders like XPCC, more still to come and for Ximambani God will see this company through,” concluded mayor Mathebula.
Councillor Judith Xavelela Valoyi of ward 2 has thanked XPCC for choosing Maluleke family. “Out of 92 villages you chose a family in this ward.
“We thank you for choosing this family. The process has been quick and for that we say thank you mayor for identifying this family,” said Valoyi.
Headman, Mathebula after listening to mayor Mathebula seemed to be in a same page with everyone. “We thank you Ximambani, and please continue touching lives,” said Mathebula.