Tsogwane Preaches Financial Discipline

| June 15, 2015

Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Mr Slumber Tsogwane has implored residents of Orapa to practise financial discipline.

Mr Tsogwane, who is also the Member of Parliament for Boteti West, said this during a kgotla meeting held in Orapa. He told residents that financial discipline was an effective measure of paving way for a bright future after retirement.

He aised residents to take up different methods of saving such as fixed deposit accounts and investment through insurances amongst others.

Mr Tsogwane said the government has introduced allowance for people living with severe and profound disability, as well as a food basket.

He also noted that debushing of roads in Boteti from Letlhakane to Motopi and Orapa Francistown road was ongoing.

The minister was responding to a concern raised by Mr Moroka Bogosi who decried that most of the employees in Orapa did not have any plan for their future after retirement.

He complained of complacency amongst employees, saying it was caused by the free benefits that they get. Mr Bogosi also indicated that there was ignorance of government programmes that people could use to uplift their livelihoods.

Another resident, Mr Buca Duna requested for the debushing of the Orapa- Francistown road, saying it had contributed to road accidents which had resulted in loss of lives.

For her part, Kgosi Christinah Moloi of Orapa expressed concern that marriage wrecking cases were escalating in the mining town.

Kgosi Moloi stated that such cases were being reported on a regular basis at the Orapa Urban Court involving married women who had been deserted by their husbands.

She said this was perpetuated by the high rate of cohabitation amongst the dwellers of the town. She further called for the standardisation of bride price.

Assistant council secretary, Mr Christopher Maramba urged residents of Orapa to utilise the services of the social welfare officer based in Orapa.

Mr Maramba also said the management of Boteti Sub-council would arrange a programme of taking services closer to the people during one of the family fun days organised in Orapa.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: Governance

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