Intsika Yethu local AIDS council (LAC) with the assistance of Chris Hani district municipality has successfully revived its strategy recently.
The working strategy has since expired in 2011 after its inception in 2009. From 2010 up to 2015 the LAC team has been working with no clear plan. That however has been put behind and we can safely say it is now history.
The two day strategic review workshop saw all relevant stakeholders sharing ideas on how to better sustain the standard of working relations, fight HIV epidemic as well as to make Intsika Yethu an HIV free are.
Access to information and promotion of public participation is one of the key aspects the current government is taking very serious. When the premier’s office visited the municipality on its outreach programme recently its impact was determined by the good attendance shown by Intsika Yethu community and all stakeholders with in the municipality.
The aim of the programme was to provide a face-to-face platform where all stakeholders could interact freely with the leadership they voted for.
A delegation from Lower Saxon in Germany was very impressed to see how Intsika Yethu local AIDS council (LAC) has managed to unite government departments and NGO’s to fight HIV epidemic and poverty in the past few years.
Addressing the delegation on this day, Chris Hani district executive mayor Mxolisi Koyo said our municipalities have limited resources but the impact they have to the people is massive.
“We want to showcase the little we have under the harshest conditions we face. An inclusive structure (LAC) was formed to tackle health related issues and poverty.”