MEC Desbo Mohono reaches out to senior citizens
In recognition and celebration of senior citizens of the Province, MEC Desbo Mohono will on Monday, 28 October 2019 spend the day with older people, people with disability and women in agriculture in the North West Province.
MEC Mohono will use the day to acknowledge and highlight older person’s valuable contribution in society, encourage the public to care for elderly people and advocate for their protection, support and dignity. This day recognizes the role of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty.
The theme is Addressing Poverty and Malnutrition: the plight of Rural Women in Agriculture.
Older people increasingly play a critical role in society through transmitting experience and knowledge, helping their families with caring responsibilities and increasing their participation in activities that promote healthy living.
With this programme the department seeks to co-ordinate capacity building and training for the communities, promote indigenous knowledge systems, promote sector social security and safety, facilitate a stronger cooperative relationship between government, the private sector and other role players in the sector, empowerment programme for older persons as well as advancing the work of the province in establishing a society based on democratic values, social justice and fundamental human rights that seeks to improve the quality of life of all the citizens.
This commemoration has been scheduled as follows:
Date: Monday, 28 October 2019
Venue: Royal Bafokeng Stadium (in an Open Space) Phokeng, Bojanala District, North West Province
Source: Government of South Africa