Enhancing the Sustainable Goal of Access to Healthcare
14 May 2023
Storm Mountain Diamonds (SMD) on Thursday 11, May 2023 held a handover ceremony of the newly built and furnished Health Post in the Sekiring (Porinki) village within the Kao community. The health post is a result of SMD’s commitment to Kao community development as expressed in the mine’s Community Investment Program for Kao.
For SMD, realizing the need to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages is an integral part of the mine’s business strategy and a framework. This strategy further involves community engagement and that of other stakeholders to support sustainable development initiatives, national priorities and international conventions.
The construction and handover of the health post is thus one of the many developmental activities that SMD has currently engaged in, which are also compliant to the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly SDG 3 which speaks to the need to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
The furnished Katlehong Health Post will serve a great deal to ease the frustrations of communities that had to walk between 15 and 20km to the nearest health facility at Rampai village for medical help. The health post will therefore assist Rampai clinic to accommodate the medical needs of all the people living in the Kao area.
The handover of the “Katlehong” Health Post was graced with the presence of Minister in the Prime Minster’s Office Honorable Limpho Tau, Minister of Local Government, Chieftainship, Home Affairs and Police Honorable Lebona Lephema, Member of Parliament for Motete Constituency Honorable Teboho Mojapela, and other high ranking government officials.
Supporting Local Government in income generation for improved service delivery
Local government is key in leading and supporting the creation of community development strategies. The goal of providing revenue to maintain, grow and improve service delivery is one that Storm Mountain Diamonds (SMD) holds dear for the improvement of Kao community.
It is for this that on the 11th of May 2023, SMD handed over to the Nqoe Community Council five houses to assist in the council income generation activities. These houses were received on behalf of the council by the Honorable Minister of Local Government, Chieftainship, Home Affairs and Police Honorable Lebona Lephema, in a handover event that was also graced with the presence of Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Honorable Limpho Tau, Member of Parliament for Motete Constituency Honorable Teboho Mojapela, and other senior government officials.
With a litany of responsibilities that characterize Nqoe Community Council, SMD saw it befitting to assist the council with houses that would help generate the much-needed income for the council. These houses shall be rented out to generate the much needed revenue for the council