ENCA interviews local councillor
GRAAFF-REINET — The national news channel ENCA has recently run a series of stories on poverty and the impacts thereof on ordinary people.
A few months ago, Cllr Samantha Graham of Graaff-reinet raised an issue that was being experienced locally, where poor people in the community are being disadvantaged, with a DA Member of Parliament.
She followed up on the issue and issued a press statement in this regard, which was picked up by ENCA.
They were then referred to Cllr Graham as the person who had brought up the problem, and they asked if they could run a story on this.
On Tuesday this week, ENCA reporter Dasen Thathiah and crew spent the day with Cllr Graham, filming in the Graaff-reinet area and speaking to residents of Umasizakhe.
“It is a wonderful opportunity to highlight the impact of poverty here, as well as to make people aware of the difficulties of receiving services in rural communities that are situated far from city centres. It is hoped that by raising this issue, the government will take steps to improve service delivery to places like Graaff-reinet” said Cllr Graham.
The story is scheduled to be aired throughout the day on Monday, October 9, on ENCA, DSTV channel 403.
Cllr Samantha Graham is interviewed by reporter Dasen Thathiah in Umasizakhe.