Shelter Builds Confidence, Dignity – Tsogwane

The Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Mr Slumber Tsogwane, says housing is the most important human need as it builds confidence and dignity.

Mr Tsogwane was speaking at the handing over of a house donated to a needy family by Orapa Tribal Administration in Mokobaxane over the weekend.

He said housing fulfilled psychological needs by providing a sense of dignity, personal space and privacy. Minister Tsogwane said housing provided security and shelter from harsh weather and climate.

He urged other organisations, the business community as well as individuals to continue to address the needs of people without shelter because government alone could not manage.

Kgosi Christina Moloi of Orapa said the house included sitting room, kitchen, two bedrooms, bathroom and a toilet.

Ms Alebo was identified during President Lt Gen. Seretse Khama Ian Khama’s visit to Mokobaxane.

During the kgotla meeting, Ms Alebo who was unemployed, pleaded for help from President Khama as she struggled to raise eight children.

Orapa Tribal Administration came up with the decision to build a house for Ms Alebo after learning that three of her children suffered serious injuries in a burnt hut and were now disabled.

Kgosi Moloi said the house was built through other assistance from companies such as Komatsu, BMS, Debswana and some residents of the village. Ms Alebo, thanked Kgosi Moloi and her staff for their gesture. BOPA

Source : BOPA