Today, Women’s Institute for Leadership Development (WILD) conducted an edition of the In Her Own Voice radio program at Skyz Metro FM with Sigola’s Ward Councilor, a Ward Advocacy Committee member and a villager. The program was a follow up to commitments made by the Councillor prior to being voted into office.
The following issues were discussed:
- Sigola community does not have a secondary school and currently relies on Sihlengeni Secondary School and Mbizo Barracks.
- There are close to 16 boreholes that service 4 villages in Sigola, although there are some that are not functional as expected.
- The local clinic is located within a central area and communities have access to it as services are provided free of charge for pregnant women and other patients.
- Councillor Ndebele highlighted that improvement of health services provision in her ward can be attributed to her experience working as a village health worker in the area.
- A maternity ward is currently being constructed so that it can accommodate all expecting mothers. Plumbing has to be improved on so that the clinic can fully offer its services and open for public use.
- Road rehabilitation still needs to be incorporated in the community as villagers are faced with a burden of filling up potholes with rocks.
- The area has no community hall and meetings are often conducted in open spaces.
Source: Women’s Institute for Leadership Development