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TWENTY DESTITUTE HOUSES DONATED IN KHAWA
06/05/14
On May 1st 2014 the president of Botswana together with kgalagadi district council handed over twenty destitute houses to beneficiaries of the village of khawa.

THE PRESIDENT OF BOTSWANA Lt GENERAL SERETSE KHAMA IAN KHAMA HANDS OVER TWENTY DESTITUTE HOUSES IN KHAWA

On May 1st 2014 the president of Botswana together with kgalagadi district council handed over twenty destitute houses to beneficiaries of the village of khawa. The ten houses which were constructed and complete in April 2014 were an addition of the previous ten houses constructed in the month of October 2013.

In his speech the Honorable Acting Minister of youth Sports and Culture indicated that Kgalagadi district should be commended for a job well done, especially because they managed to complete the houses as swiftly and quickly despite the challenges they face within the district. Such challenges include lack of material suppliers in Kgalagadi forcing them to source as far as Gaborone and Lobatse.

The project which cost a whooping P5million was made possible through the Presidential Housing appeal. Amongst the people present were the Dikgang Publishing Company representative Zolani Kraii, who handed over a donation of seven beds and beddings to the beneficiaries.

The Council Chairman Honorable Frans Van Der Westheizen added that what makes Khawa unique to other settlement is that it has been unattended for so long thus the level of poverty is alarming. He commented that whilst this is so the government still remains committed to the improvement of the livelihoods of Batswana.

When handing over the keys to the beneficiaries the President urged them to take care of their houses so that this can be a legacy they leave for them in future. Finally the event ended with handing of blankets, bibles, shirts to the residents of khawa as they enjoyed a hearty meal with the President. Chief Piet Manyoro was in appreciation of all the government has done for his people.

By Pearl Ramashaba

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