Only Deserving Candidates Benefit From Programme

| December 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Assistant Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Ms Botlogile Tshireletso has told Parliament that there are no people who benefitted from the poverty eradication programme alternative packages by receiving money for projects that they were not entitled to receive.

Answering a question in Parliament on December 1, the assistant minister said the Gaborone City Council was guided by the Poverty Eradication Guidelines of 2012 to assess and approve beneficiaries who have applied for such assistance. Ms Tshireletso said any person who fulfilled the criteria as set out in the guidelines is eligible for assistance.

She further said the factors that were considered cover for able-bodied Batswana aged 18 years and above who were either registered or unregistered destitute persons, potential destitute persons, those engaged in Ipelegeng programme, people with disabilities and other vulnerable groups as well as beneficiaries who demonstrate the ability, interest and commitment to undertake projects.

Member of Parliament for Gaborone North, Mr Haskins Nkaigwa had asked the minister if she was aware that some people who were not supposed to benefit from the Poverty Eradication Programme (Alternative Packages) benefitted in that they were given money by Gaborone City Council.

He also wanted to know what action would be taken against the perpetrators.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: Governance

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