Gender Affairs Empowers Residents

| April 13, 2015

The gender affairs department in the Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs has handed over poverty eradication business package projects to six beneficiaries.

Speaking during the handing over ceremony, Francistown mayor, Ms Sylvia Muzila, said poverty eradication was one of the government’s priorities and urged people to act on it.

She encouraged beneficiaries to learn to negotiate market prices, adding that in the business world, for one to survive, they should learn to negotiate.

Francistown senior gender officer, Ms Poloko Sekgono said their mandate included facilitating the process of creating positive change through sensitisation of development agents on gender and development issues.

Ms Sekgono said they were going to provide beneficiaries with business packages, which include a set-up of jumping castles, 40 tables with 10 chairs and also training.

In addition, she urged beneficiaries to take care of the projects and make sure they utilise them to generate income.

In his welcoming remarks, Monarch Court president, Kgosi Gunny Moses appreciated the presence of Francistown City Mayor who came to witness the handing over of the goods.

Kgosi Moses also urged beneficiaries to have a passion in marketing their businesses so that people can develop an interest of hiring their products.

He encouraged them to open bank accounts as the business grows in order to save money for the future. Kgosi Moses also pleaded with the beneficiaries to protect and keep their belongings safe so that they last.

The six female beneficiaries were Tshepo Jonas, Balulwami Topler, Mariam Thomas, Maina Phumaphi, Ndibo Ngani and Florah Sentla.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: Human Rights

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