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ESP brings more developments to the community
26/07/16
ESP brings more developments to the community The Economic Stimulus Programme (ESP) continues to stimulate the economy, accelerating job creation for citizens and promoting economic diversification. This was said by the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Slumber Tsogwane at the ground breaking ceremony of the Customary Court in Broadhurst recently.

ESP brings more developments to the community

The Economic Stimulus Programme (ESP) continues to stimulate the economy, accelerating job creation for citizens and promoting economic diversification. This was said by the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Slumber Tsogwane at the ground breaking ceremony of the Customary Court in Broadhurst recently.

Tsogwane said Gaborone City Council is joining other Councils to conduct the ground breaking ceremony to mark the commencement of their ESP projects to be undertaken. These projects are the Erection, Completion and Maintenance of the Classroom Blocks and ablution Blocks for Ithuteng, Mophane & Masa Primary Schools, Erection, Completion and Maintenance of the Proposed Customary Court Type II at Plot 10489, Extension 38, Broadhurst, Gaborone.

The Minister noted that it is Government’s priority to ensure that all the projects undertaken under the various sectors are done by Batswana companies and experts in required services through approved procurement processes, which have been amended to reduce turnaround times.

Minister Tsogwane added that he has confidence in the contractors awarded the tenders and that the contractors should bear in mind that both Government and the Communities who are the ultimate beneficiaries of these projects have huge expectations that should be met if not exceeded.

“May I at this point implore the contractors to ensure strict compliance to the agreed timelines and quality specifications” said Tsogwane. He also urged the Gaborone City Council Project Implementation Team to ensure and inspect every stage of these projects to ensure that specifications are followed and that timelines are adhered to.

Minister Tsogwane also encouraged the end users and beneficiaries of the facilities, to take note they have a responsibility to ensure proper usage of the facilities so that they can reap the benefits for a bit longer since in this day and age it is important that we do more with less.

When giving welcome remarks, the Gaborone City Mayor Honourable Kagiso Thutlhwe said the developments are highly welcome in the area, emphasizing that the Customary Court under construction will help instill discipline to rogue youngsters who have become a nuisance to the society.

ESP is expected to stimulate the country’s economy following the 2008 recession and also boost or accelerate job creation to improve lives of the citizenry.

 

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