Businessman promises to build health facility for Viljoensdrift farm workers

MV Trans company owner, Willem Enslin as he addressed the farm workers in Viljoensdrift, Sasolburg. Image: Supplied.

A farming community at Viljoensdrift, Sasolburg, were promised by MV-Trans, a construction company in Sasolburg, that a decent health structure would be built for them in 2017.

The MV Trans owner, Willem Enslin, said that it is important to him to contribute to the community as he employs many of them in his company and their health is important to him.

Enslin made his generous pledge a collaborative HIV/Aids and TB outreach event where the Free State Department of Health, TB Directorate, Fezile Dabi and Metsimaholo Municipality were attendees.

Free State Health spokesperson, Mondli Mvambi, says the small community with just over 2500 residents was chosen for the outreach because it does not have a decent and reliable health service point. Mvambi also applauds MV Trans for its Good Samaritan efforts.

Mvambi also added that the department will ensure that it doubles its efforts to ensure that more people within these communities have access and reach for decent health care facilities.

The Free State Health Department is also planning to hold another commemorative event similar to the one at Viljoensdrift at the Zuko Baloyi Stadium in Welkom in the next coming week.

Mvambi says the event is meant to again increase the scope of comprehensive healthcare services by all people in the Free State province. The event at the stadium will take place on World Aids Day on 1 December 2016.

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