The risk of lightning strikes damaging critical infrastructure at the Emmaus Hospital in Bergville is now a thing of the past. This follows the intervention by the KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka who has just facilitated the installation of seven lightning conductors at the hospital.
On Friday, 9 April, Hlomuka – as part of his constituency work – visited the hospital where he inspected the installation and officially handed over the conductors that will protect critical equipment and patients utilising the hospital going forward.
On the same day, Hlomuka also visited Vuma Secondary School in the rural area of eMabhulesini where he handed over learner support material and school uniforms. The MEC also announced the commencement of a process to drill boreholes on the school premises for the benefit of the local community and pupils.
In his address to pupils during the visit, Hlomuka urged all present to focus on their education and to avoid all distractions from their studies. The school has seen significant improvements as a result of Hlomuka’s interventions since he adopted the school in 2019. Since then the school has had electricity installed in addition to water tankers and electronic equipment, all of which has greatly benefited its learners.
In the visit MEC Hlomuka was accompanied by the Mayor of Uthukela District Cllr Mazibuko and the Mayor of Okhahlamba Cllr Ndlangisa.