Botswana: Local Govt Ministry Faces Shortage of Vehicles

| July 26, 2016

Assistant Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Ms Botlogile Tshireletso says her ministry is faced with a shortage of vehicles.

Ms Tshireletso told Parliament that since April 2015, there were 235 villages without vehicles.

She noted that the ministry procured and distributed 40 vehicles to different villages across the country during the 2015/16 financial year, thus reducing the shortfall to 195.

She added that 25 vehicles were replaced at various dikgotla during the same year.

Ms Tshireletso also said her ministry issued a letter of authority to Central Transport Organisation (CTO) to procure the 14 vehicles planned for the current financial year 2016/2017.She said in an effort to address the shortage of transport at the Department of Tribal Administration, the ministry continues to replace boarded vehicles through the normal budgeting process on an annual basis.

The Member of Parliament for Tati West, Mr Biggie Butale had asked the minister to update the house on progress made to purchase vehicles for various villages under the proposed one vehicle per village arrangement.

He was asking in consideration to the hardships most experienced by customary courts in their endevours to service their courts due to lack of transport.

Source: Botswana Daily News.

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