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The Vice President Lt. Gen. Mompati Merafhe is expected to hold a media briefing on Government's Flagship programmes of Poverty Eradication and Economic Diversification Drive (EDDs) at the Mass Media Complex Auditorium on Monday (October 25, 2010) at 1000 hours.
Vice President Merafhe, who chairs the Cabinet Committee on Economy and Employment, also coordinates the flagship programmes, among other responsibilities.
The Vice President is expected to brief the media on the progress of the programmes, including the upcoming launch of Pitso Ya Nyeletso Lehuma in Mahalapye on October 28-29, 2010 and EDDs early November this year.
This will be the second media briefing on the flagship programmes since April 2010 when Vice President Merafhe informed about a policy shift from poverty alleviation to eradication following the 2009 Inaugural address by President, Lt. General Seretse Khama Ian Khama that poverty eradication strategy would be coordinated by the Vice President to ensure maximum impact of various government programmes and policies geared towards bringing about dignity to Batswana.
Still at the briefing, Vice President Merafhe will inform the media about Government's efforts to improve the competitiveness of Small Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) through procurement of locally produced goods and services.
Vice President Merafhe will be accompanied by Hon. Dorcas Makgato-Malesu, Minister of Trade and Industry and Hon. Mokgweetsi Masisi, Assistant Minister in the Office of the Vice President.
Meanwhile, Vice President Merafhe, who is also the Leader of the House, will consult with Members of Ntlo Ya Dikgosi on the implementation of the flagship programmes at the National Museum kgotla in Gaborone on Monday (October 25) evening.


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