MEC Lindiwe Ntshalintshali supports the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Mr Gwede Mantashe (MP) during his visit to the Mthimkhulu Centre and Housing for the Aged in Lynnville
The department has on Saturday, 28 August 2021 supported the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Mr Gwede Mantashe (MP) during his visit to the Mthimkhulu Centre and Housing for the Aged in Lynnville, eMalahleni, Mpumalanga.
The centre is one of many centres supported and funded by the Department of Social Development and is an initiative of the Witbank Society for the aged which came as a result of the lack of structured services for the previously disadvantaged older persons and persons with disabilities.
The Centre currently accommodates about 23 beneficiaries on a full-time basis and provides food to 90 people including the elderly and persons living with disabilities on a daily basis.
The Minister’s visit was graced by the Executive Mayors of the Nkangala District and Emalahleni Local Municipalities, senior officials from the Department of Social Development and those from the mining and petroleum companies operating in the District Municipality.
Groceries and other necessities were handed over to the Centre as part of this initiative to further assist the centre with providing food and assistance to the needy and vulnerable centre users.