Residents Voices – Issue 63

Emganwini residents request clinic

Residents of Emganwini have vowed to continue fighting until a clinic is built in their area. The suburb, which was opened in the mid 1990’s does not have a clinic, with residents relying on clinics in neighbouring Nketa and Nkulumane which are already overwhelmed by patients from the areas.

Emganwini residents have been clamouring for a clinic to be built in their area for many years now, but the local authority remains mum on the issue. Consequently, ailing residents from the area have difficulty accessing health services as the clinics in Nketa and Nkulumane are not only too far, but overwhelmed by large numbers of patients too.

Residents of Emganwini have however vowed that they will continue lobbying for a clinic to be built in the suburb as the issue is too important for them to leave to chance. The residents called on the city council to urgently build a clinic in the suburb as they were being denied their right to access to healthcare.

BPRA to train residents’ leaders

Bulawayo Progressive Residents Association (BPRA) will on Sunday 6 November 2011 begin training residents in gender budgeting, participatory budgeting, the urban council’s act and environmental management. The trainings are part of the associations’ mandate of equipping residents in Bulawayo with knowledge that will empower them to take charge of their destinies in the areas of service delivery and local governance. Wards to begin training on Sunday include Nketa (ward 17),Pumula North (Ward 17), Emakhandeni (Ward 11), Emabuthweni (Ward 13) and Luveve (Ward 15). The training workshops are targeted at residents leaders and opinion leaders in all of Bulawayo’s 29 wards.

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