The Northern Cape MEC for Finance, Economic Development and Tourism, Hon Mac Jack, took the Thuma Mina Campaign to Ga-Segonyane local municipality in the John Taolo Gaetsewe District last weekend. Accompanied by the District and Local Executive Mayors, Speakers, Chiefs and Councillors, the MEC met and interacted with communities of Batlharos, Mothibistad and surrounding areas.
During Batlharos visit, he saw the Manong family, who are still reeling with grief after their 10-year old son committed suicide. The MEC comforted the family and encouraged the local municipality and the councillor, to support them. Together with the Northern Cape Liquor Board, the MEC met the Traditional Leaders, Councillors and Liquor License holders to discuss challenges facing the sector. In a bid to unravel some of the challenges faced by SMMEs in the area, the MEC met with the local Business Forum and a Business Chamber.
Jack also launched the Learner Driver’s Licence training program, which was initiated by the Northern Cape Economic Development Agency (NCEDA). The program was identified as an essential part in contributing towards skills development in the Northern Cape- by enhancing the employability profile of job seekers within the province. During the campaign, Central Supplier Database (CSD) registration, Consumer Protection, Liquor Abuse and Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) education campaigns took place.
Joint Liquor Board, Gambling Board and SAPS inspections program at liquor sale outlets were effected in the evening. MEC Mac Jack closed the Thuma Mina campaign trail by attending the Anglican St. Michaels church service on Sunday morning.