Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Your Tax Dollars At Work

Matukeng Health Centre, the clinic where we live is in the process of being renovated.  

Originally, the plan was to reuse some of the existing buildings and walls and just re-roof and renovate everything inside.  As the work progressed, inspectors decided that none of the existing buildings were up to standard, so they should all be torn down.  The work is being paid for by the Millennium Challenge Corporation, a foreign aid agency sponsored by the USA. 

The building on the left with the roof is being used as office and storage space.  It will eventually be torn down, too.  The three brick buildings are for TB patients, mothers who are waiting to give birth, etc.

This view is from our old driveway.  The gate has been closed off with razor wire now, so we have to drive through the edge of our neighbor's corn field to get to our house.  We think eventually a road will be opened again from the clinic side, but no one knows for sure.