Kedikilwe Hands Over Houses

| April 28, 2015

The former vice president, Dr Ponatshego Kedikilwe, has handed over houses to four beneficiaries at Diloro, Tamasane, Kgaodi and Mogapi.

The ceremony to hand over the houses was held in Tamasane at one of the beneficiaries’place, Ms Moshondo Ditshotlo’s on April 24 where other beneficiaries Ms Oreeditse Keitatotswe of Diloro, Ms Kesegofetse Arabang of Kgagodi and Ms Taolo Koone of Mogapi were present.

Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL) constructed the houses. Dr Kedikilwe commended leadership of the four villages for making a plea to stakeholders to take part in helping the less fortunate with decent housing.

He also commended the President Housing Appeal initiative established by President Lt Gen. Seretse Khama Ian Khama saying it was successful as many houses had been constructed around the country for those in need of descent shelter.

Dr Kedikilwe said the houses would accord the beneficiaries to earn integrity and a place to recollect themselves. He said BTCL rose from infancy stage and had grown over the years to the extent that Batswana now enjoyed world class modern communication services.

BTCL chief of operating officer, Mr Anthony Masunga said BTCL had formed a foundation which was aimed at social corporate activities of the company and described shelter as a fundamental right which Botswana was actively involved in it.

Fundamental right, he said was also enshrined in the United Nations Human Rights Charter.

Mr Masunga explained that the beneficiaries were identified by the Palapye sub-district council which selected the four beneficiaries from the four villages and the construction standards and plans were set by the council.

He further explained that BTCL has donated P400 000 for the project and each house was constructed at a cost of P100 000.

He said BTCL was Batswana’s company which upon MAKING PROFITS shared the proceeds with the nation and urged customers to use its services to further grow its business.

One of the beneficiaries, Ms Koone showered BTCL with praises saying the company allowed them to have a proper shelter to dwell in and the same sentiments were shared by another beneficiary, Ms Ditshotlo who was also excited about the benevolence gesture shown by the company.

The construction work was started in 2013 and the groundbreaking was performed Dr Kedikilwe, during which time said the Bill of Rights, Vision 2016 should not be theorised but should be practical.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: Governance

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