The non-profit organisation, Scientology Volunteer Ministers have sanitised 980.000 taxis in Gauteng province. The organisation’s public affairs director Sandile Hlayisi, confirmed this on Wednesday morning. This Taxi sanitising campaign has been assisting the front liners since lockdown started in March.
Hlayisi told Gauteng news that taxi ranks in Gauteng have reported no cases of covid-19 thus far. He outlined that what is more significant to them is that their organisation represents more millions of people.
“It is an honour for us to have been able to get this done so far. It is our country and it has always been important for us to assist. That makes it all worthwhile,”
“While we did all those taxis, and other essential service cars over the past seven months at our own cost and with zero day off,” Hlayisi said.
More than 7000 taxis are sanitised daily, with rave feedback from taxi drivers and marshals. This was done as part of their humanitarian work to assist the country.
“We are operational in all the major taxi ranks including MTN, Pan African, bree and so on. It is our country and it has always been important for us to assist,” he said.
The organisation is based on the volunteer systems developed for South Africa by L Ron Hubbard during his residence in the country in 1960. Apart from Gauteng, the volunteer ministers also have teams in KZN, Western Cape, Eastern Cape, and Free State mitigating the spread of the virus.
Meanwhile the taxi industry has applauded this organisation for containing Covid-19 in the public transport sector. He concluded and said that they have also decontaminated 37,836 buildings from one floor shelter to a 35-floor government.
“The backup we got was very important for us as well. The fact that we made a difference is more satisfactory and we have no intention to stop soon.” he concludes.