During a visit to the SA Taxi warehouse in Midrand yesterday, Deputy Minister in the Presidency, Pinky Kekana, commended the industry for encouraging commuters to vaccinate.
“We are happy with the role the taxi industry is playing in encouraging the public to vaccinate,” Kekana said.
SA Taxi sets up vaccination site
During Kekana’s speech, she touched on the importance of how taxi operators and commuters must comply with the health protocols to save lives.
“Government alone cannot reach out to the masses. We need partnerships, including churches, to reach out to the masses,” Kekana said.
In an attempt to encourage the public to get vaccinated, SA Taxi has established a vaccination site on its premises. And this site is open to both staff members and the general public.
SA Taxi officials state that, since the vaccination site was established, more than 12 000 people have been vaccinated.
“As government, we are encouraged by the partnership that we are seeing here to save lives,” Kekana said.
SA Taxi Group Communication Executive, Maroba Maduma, said as part of the transport industry, they are playing their part in ensuring that people get vaccinated.
“We want to ensure that every member of the taxi industry plays his or her part in ensuring that the general public gets vaccinated,” Maduma said.
Vooma Vaccination Weekend campaign
President Ramaphosa has recently launched the Vooma Vaccination campaign in Katlehong, Ekurhuleni.
The goal of the campaign is to ensure that 70% of the population is vaccinated by the end of December.
The public and private health sectors, organised labour and business, community- and faith-based formations, as well as traditional leaders, have all joined forces to enable communities to take up these additional opportunities.
Media Statement: Taxi industry commended for role in vaccination campaign