Women of faith preach water conservation

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Women church leaders from across the City of Ekurhuleni are taking the lead in water conservation efforts as they are geared up to get congregants to play their part to save the precious resource.

The women gathered on Wednesday at the Women in Faith Based Organisation Water Conservation Day held in Alberton.

Member of the Mayoral Committee (MMC) for Energy, Water and Sanitation in Ekurhuleni, Tiisetso Nketle, encouraged the women to preach the gospel of water conversation by to educating their congregations about water saving measures.

Speaking at the Women in Faith Based Organisation Water Conservation Day, held on Wednesday in Alberton, Nketle said women ought to use their role in churches.

“We need to be water conservation ambassadors even at church. From time to time, when we pray for rain, we need to remember to teach worshipers how to use water wisely,” she said.

Nketle also urged church leaders not to ignore water leaks at their churches and report them in the same manner they would for their own homes.

Faith based organisations are encouraged to contact Kananelo Monne in the MMC’s office on Kananelo.Monne@ekurhuleni.gov.za should they wish the city’s officials to visit their place of worship to educate congregants about water scarcity, and the importance of conserving water.

Healthy lifestyle awareness campaign 

Meanwhile, the City of Ekurhuleni will on Friday host the Healthy Lifestyle and Substance Abuse Awareness Campaign at Ekurhuleni West College in Tembisa, where students and the community will be educated on leading a fruitful lifestyle.  

Physical inactivity and substance abuse are widely regarded as the key contributing factors to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus and cancer.

The activities on Friday will include talks on the importance of regular check-ups for early detection of disease, the dangers of alcohol and substance abuse and how they can negatively impact one’s life.

Health screening for hypertension, pap-smear and testing for signs of NCDs will also be conducted throughout the day. – SAnews.gov.za

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