The Deputy Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Mr Kebby Maphatsoe, is embarking on a military veteran’s roadshow in Nelspruit, aimed at improving the lives of Military Veterans in the Mpumalanga province. The road show is taking place on the 26 July 2017 at Mbombela Stadium-Nelspruit.
The focus of this roadshow is to take services closer to needy military veterans, thus bring the much needed relief to many who do not have means to travel to the Military Veterans head office in Pretoria.
The Department is embarking on an on- going process to clean up the military veterans’ database, to check and verify military veterans details on the department’s database and assist with new applications. This exercise will assist in faster access for military veterans to their much needed benefits.
All core branches within the department will deliver services related to military veterans ranging from education support, health and wellness, housing, skills development etc.
More than 600 military veterans from MKMVA, APLAMVA, AZANLA, BDF and CMVO in the province are expected to attend the roadshow.
The Department of Military Veterans aims to establish a dignified, unified, empowered and self-sufficient military veteran’s community, regardless of their geographical stands. The issue of reaching out to remote areas where military veterans that need the department most, has always been part of the staff meeting at the communications unit.
We call upon all military veterans and our stakeholders to assist us, as we seek to honour, restore dignity and empower military veterans for nation building and a better life for those who fought for our freedom.
The Deputy Minister’s programme is as follows:
Date: 26 August 2017
Venue: Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
Time: 09:00 – 15:00
Media Enquiries and RSVPs to Ms Lebogang Mothapa 076 865 7188