ANC mobilises members to clean up schools

ANC mobilises members to clean up schools

7 February 2002

In continuation of the ANC`s campaign of the Year of the Volunteer for Reconstruction and Development, the ANC Western Cape will this month focus on Education. To this end the ANC has mobilised its leaders, public representatives and hundreds of members across the province to repair and clean up schools this weekend.

On Saturday 9 February from about 09h00 in the morning, ANC members including National and Provincial Leaders, Ministers, Members of Parliament and the Provincial Legislature and Councillors will be joining school staff and local communities to clean up and repair some of the most ravaged schools.

At least 14 schools in the city have been targeted. Branches in the rural areas will also be volunteering their services in their local communities.

With a combination of donations from businesses and fundraising from branches, the ANC has secured about 700 litres of paint, 100 rollers and trays, 100 brushes, enough volumes of Handy Andy, Windolene, Jik, Jays Fluid, and Harpic detergents, floor polish, sand paper, glazing putty, building sand and papers.

Among the things members are expected to do are repairing door handles, applying polly filler to roofs, sweeping, washing and disinfecting floors and windows of classrooms and toilets, as well as painting classrooms and cutting the grass.

The schools targeted are from the historically poor communities in the townships and the Cape Flats, but also a traditionally wealthy school, Constantia Primary in Westlake, where ANC members will sweep the class floors, paint and cut the grass.

Leadership deployed to some of the schools:

Lwazi Primary School, Gugulethu:
ANC Western Cape Leader and Finance, Business Promotion and Asset Management MEC Ebrahim Rasool, MP`s Mildred Lesia, Imam Solomons, Rhoda Joemat, Councillors W. Sidina, N. Coetzee and T. Gocini.
(Coordinator B. Zuma 083-640-4506)

Bokmakierie Primary School, Athlone:
Transport Minster Dullah Omar, Member of the Provincial Legislature and Cape Town Regional Secretary Max Ozinsky, Unicity Exco Member Saleem Mowzer.
(Coordinator Kenny Webb 072-270-6115)

Greenlands Primary School (Sky Road, off Lavis Drive), Bishop Lavis:
Housing MEC Nomatyala Hangana, Cultural Affairs, Sport and Recreation MEC Patrick McKenzie, MP Jeanne Benjamin, Unicity Exco Member Danile Landingwe and Councillor Carol McKenzie.
(Coordinator Simon Mdaka 083-514-8577)

Orange Kloof Primary School, Hout Bay:
MP James Ngculu, Councillors Peter Gabriel and Les Rencontre.
(Coordinator Kenny Tokwe 021-790-8704)

For comment contact ANC City of Cape Town Regional Secretary Max Ozinsky 082-414-7147.

For any media enquiries contact Fezile Calana 083-394-3830, or Gert Witbooi 082-570-9118.

Issued by African National Congress - Western Cape