COVID-19 AWARENESS CAMPAIGN HELD AT LEBOWAKGOMO

On 17 February 2021, The Capricorn District Municipality in partnership with Lepelle-Nkumpi Local Municipality held a COVID-19 Awareness Campaign at Lebowakgomo, Zone F Taxi Rank. The Chief Whip of Capricorn District Municipality Cllr Matome Masoga was joined by the Corporate Services Portfolio Chairperson Cllr Aaron Mogashoa and ward 15 Cllr Motlishi Kgweedi.

Lepelle-Nkumpi Local Municipality is the second in the district in terms of recorded Covid-19 cases while the district remain the hotspot in the Limpopo Province. The aim of the campaign was to remind the residents of Lepelle-Nkumpi about the importance of complying with Covid-19 precautions through handing out flyers, sanitizers at Taxi Ranks and places where a number of people gather.

The Chief Whip of Capricorn District Municipality Cllr Matome Masoga committed to work with taxi operators and all stakeholders to curb the spread of COVID-19. Masoga said that while there were still challenges in terms of compliance, he was impressed with efforts being put in place by most taxi operators. "We are aware of how some of these regulations have negatively affected the taxi sector, but we want to assure all of you that all these will benefit both the sector and community at large in the long run. We again call on all to practise proper hand hygiene by washing hands with soap regularly, use sanitizers and always practise social distancing," he said.

Other stakeholders who were part of the campaign include the Department of Transport and Community Safety and South African Police Services (SAPS).