The Village Voice
The Congress of Traditional leaders of South Africa in the Collins Chabane local municipality has reacted with joy after the organization was one of the awardees of a token of appreciation from Limpopo MEC for health Phophi Ramathuba for its contribution in persuading residents to go and vaccinate.
In the opening of the Vooma campaign in the Collins Chabane area following president Ramaphosa’s launch of the national campaign, Contralesa was one of the stakeholders appreciated by Ramathuba for its contribution in the campaign.
Also appreciated by the MEC and given certificates were traditional healer professor Sylvester Hlati, Malamulele Taxis Association, Vhembe Tvet College Malamulele branch and Mala FM community radio.
In a statement after the event Collins Chabane branch of Contralesa secretary Hosi Bohani Shigamani thanked the MEC for the gesture.
“We appreciate the MEC’s appreciation of our efforts to persuade people to vaccinate,” said Hosi Shigamani.
“As traditional leaders, we do not compel our people to vaccinate but we urge them to do so and it is paying dividends,” he said.
He added: “In every community we start by vaccinating the leader to convince our people that we also do vaccinate.”
Hosi Shigamani who also said he has vaccinated and feels well urges the government to escalate vaccination by vaccinating people at home since some of the people are willing to be vaccinated but do not have money to travel to vaccination centres..