More Than Six Thousand Masks Donated to the Legislature
Chairperson of the Community Safety Oversight Committee Alderman Berg donated 6 100 masks to the fight against Covid-19 in the City of Ekurhuleni.
Received by the Speaker of Council, Alderwoman Patricia Kumalo, the masks will provide an essential layer of protection to vulnerable communities. The targeted area is ward 21, which has many informal settlements, such as Makause. The Public Participation Office in the Legislature, which works closely with communities through Provincial Ward Based War Room programmes, will distribute the masks. The beneficiary criteria stipulates that the elderly, child-headed households and those with chronic conditions will be prioritised.
Ald Kumalo expressed gratitude on behalf of council for Ald Berg’s valuable contribution, “Although the country has moved into a new level with eased restrictions, we are still operating in a National State of Disaster. The fight against this pandemic is far from over, masks have become an indispensable component in our daily attire and these will assist many families and communities to be better prepared and safe.”
Ald Berg consistently donates to schools and Old Age homes in his personal capacity and said, “I would give even more if I could but I’d like to believe that every bit counts, I know that this donation will serve its purpose in making a difference.”