Grand Palm Donates House

| April 15, 2015

Ms Mantiri Mokgele, a widow of four children, shed tears of joy when she was handed a two bed-roomed house by Grand Palm Hotel on April 13.

The house answered Ms Mokgele’s prayers of 10 years living with her in-laws after her husband died in 2004. Grand Palm general manager, Mr Clive Tavener, said they were delighted for having been able to donate the house and were privileged to take part in the presidential housing appeal programme.

“This is the first house we are really proud of. It is the beginning of good things to come,” he said.

Grand Palm management pledged P340 000 to build four houses for the presidential housing appeal programme with the current one being the first. They also promised to give the beneficiary rechargeable lights and furniture.

The chairperson of the presidential housing appeal board, Mr Satar Dada said 412 houses have been built under the housing appeal programme with 77 under construction. He said they would like to see more people contribute towards the programme because “if you give a person a house, you give that person dignity,” he said.

Executive board member of the presidential housing appeal board, Mr George Tlhalerwa said there were available funds to build 50 more houses after beneficiaries have been identified. He said there has been progress to house the needy, and commended efforts made by Batswana to give dignity to the less privileged.

An emotional Ms Mokgele said she was overwhelmed with joy and asked God to bless the donors in their endeavors. Village Development Committee chairperson, Mr Lebogang Tuelo said they were grateful that this time one of their own has benefitted from the programme.

He nevertheless highlighted that more needs to be done to address poverty in their village. He also applauded the presidential housing appeal programme for restoring dignity to fellow citizens.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

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