Youth Intends to Hire Disabled

| June 17, 2015

A young business entrepreneur, Mr Samuel Lekgoane, intends to employ two disabled people and other two youths from less privileged families at his new filling station development in Tonota.

Speaking during a kgotla meeting recently to consult the residents before submitting an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report, Mr Lekgoane said the filling station will be constructed along the A1 road just behind the Tonota Police Station.

He said the two disabled people will be recommended by the Social and Community Development (SampCD) social workers while those from the less privileged families will be done by the Village Development Committee (VDC).

The young entrepreneur noted that the filling station is expected to have rest rooms and a restaurant to help those in the village and those travelling on the A1 road.

‘I wish that at least 70 per cent of the employees should be the residents of Tonota, in particular young people.

Ms Dinah Molosiwa, who works as a consultant at Environmental Stewards doing the EIA also informed the residents that it was very important for them to consult with the residents to get their views.

She said the filling station does not only belong to the entrepreneur but also to the residents and need to get their views in order to submit to the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) so that they can assess the report to give a go ahead to conduct a detailed EIA.

Kgosi Ramosinyi Radipitse of Tonota said he was very excited about the development as such project tends to bring a positive impact to the village as it will create employment.

‘It is very painful to see a lot of out of school youth roaming in the streets and it brings joy to us to see such projects being brought to our village because they tend to soothe our pain.” He noted.

He urged other youth from the village to continue bringing new developments and to work together towards the development of their village.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: Human Rights

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