Utilise Govt Programmes – Molale

| April 27, 2015

The Minister for Presidential Affairs and Public Administration, Mr Eric Molale has challenged beneficiaries of Boteti Sub-district Phase III Poverty eradication initiative to exploit the donations to better their lives.

Launching Boteti Sub-district phase III poverty eradication initiative at Mmadikola on April 23, Mr Molale appealed to beneficiaries to take care of the donations and urged them to extend a similar assistance to other less privileged in future after graduating from poverty.

He encouraged all Batswana to engage in other programmes, which government has over the years put in place such as ISSPAAD, LIMID and other programmes geared towards improving their livelihoods.

Mr Molale observed that Batswana could earn a living from natural resources such as wild fruits but cautioned that they should be harvested with care to ensure their sustainability. He said it was healthy to eat organic food such as wild fruits.

The minister praised Boteti deputy district commissioner, Mr Loeto Porati for initiating the project. He also commended the entire sub district for supporting the project.

He also thanked the sponsors of the project Debswana mining company, BB engineering, BL Moalosi and others for supporting the project.

For his part, Mr Porati who has been transferred to Bobirwa sub district implored Boteti staff to continue where he left.

He explained that he undertook the similar project at Charles Hill, adding that his dream to help the poor started after receiving appointment letter for deputy district commissioner post in 2008.

Through this phase dubbed ‘Boteti sub district Phase III poverty eradication initiative’ 15 orphans were donated 75 goats (five goats each) and 100 chickens shared among 10 destitute.

Xere primary school received incubation machine for their guinea fowl project, Xere traditional dance got dancing attire, while Kedia village received leather works machine.

During Phase I and II (20132014), 33 orphans were assisted with 165 goats and 19 destitute with 95 chickens.

About P283.284.70 was spent from Phase I to III and 15 out of 19 targeted villages were covered.

The entire initiative with five phases would be completed in 2017.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: Governance

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