hostel residents get assist to struggle Covid-19

“Now I really feel joyful that I’m even capable of put on a masks. I used to make use of a material and wrap it round my face. I actually respect what they’ve completed.”

That was the response by Mamelodi hostel resident Frank Khumalo as authorities ramps up efforts to fight the unfold of Covid-19.

Human settlements, water and sanitation minister Lindiwe Sisulu visited the hostels on Thursday to examine non permanent residential models being constructed to cut back the variety of occupants within the hostel to fight the unfold of the virus.

Daniel Sello, chairperson of the hostel, accepted the donations and stated they’d help within the struggle towards the pandemic.

“Our historical past is prolonged and painful. At the moment we’re grateful that we’re being recognised and visited. We’re proud of the undertaking however we’re simply saying, they have to not do what they did earlier than. We hope that now they’ll do the suitable factor and allocate the models to the suitable folks,” he stated.

Sello stated the undertaking wanted to be safeguarded towards criminals to make sure that it succeeded in serving to to curb the pandemic.

“There are main issues that may disturb this undertaking, crime in the neighborhood. There are criminals who destroy initiatives by corruption. We simply hope there will likely be officers who will safeguard this undertaking in order that it does not fail,” he stated.