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OVERVIEW OF RADP PROGRAMME
25/10/16
OVERVIEW OF RADP PROGRAMME The Remote Area Development Programme (RADP) consultative meeting with Assistant Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Hon Botlogile Tshireletso and Honourable Deputy Council Chairpersons of RADP District mapped way forward about the progress of the programme. Speaking on Thursday at TraveLodge when addressing the Council Chairpersons Hon Tshireletso said the leadership is there to ensure that the RADP is fully implemented in their respective districts especially that it is a Government flagship programme.

OVERVIEW OF RADP PROGRAMME

The Remote Area Development Programme (RADP) consultative meeting with Assistant Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Hon Botlogile Tshireletso and Honourable Deputy Council Chairpersons of RADP District mapped way forward about the progress of the programme. Speaking on Thursday at TraveLodge when addressing the Council Chairpersons Hon Tshireletso said the leadership is there to ensure that the RADP is fully implemented in their respective districts especially that it is a Government flagship programme.

The Assistant Minister said although there has been a noticeable improvement across districts and across the various programmes, of which she commended all the leadership there are however areas of the programme that are a cause for concern and require collective efforts and the leadership.

She noted that areas of concern include RADP Housing where even though the completion of the housing project for the financial years 2014/15 and 2015/16 is near the rate at which they were done was exceptionally slow, adding that for financial year 2016/17 a target was set for each quarter and the first quarter was left for mobilization and expected that by the end of the second quarter a total of 83 houses will have been completed.She said none of the districts met their target as only 25 units were completed and it should be highlighted that under instruction 322 housing unit should have been completed by 31 March 2017.

The Minister noted that under communal farms not much progress is being reported and she urged the leaders to regularly report progress in terms of number of cattle in the farms, sales made and development programmes funded from sales made.

Hon Tshireletso said a total of thirteen economic empowerment projects in ten different settlement Mabesekwa, Otse, Tshokwe, Chobokwane, Ngwatle, Kgomodiatshaba, Loologane, Qangwa, Gani and Sekhutlhane were funded from the allocated P1 MILLION during the year 2012/13.

She noted that employment creation is one of Government`s main priority and so far Ipelegeng programme is the largest contributor to temporary employment, she further urged leaders to ensure they double their efforts in implementing RADP projects as the Government wants to see results in the form of agreed assistance to the deserving members of remote area communities.

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