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Minister Masisi conducts media tour of Poverty Eradication p...
06/12/11

Yesterday (10/10/11) the Minister for Presidential Affairs and Public Administration, Hon. Mokgweetsi Masisi conducted a media tour of poverty eradication projects in Ramotswa.
         
The tour comes after government has realized that media need to get first hand information on poverty eradication projects so as to report on these projects positively. Furthermore there are about 400 000 Batswana are living below the poverty datum line, as such the poverty eradication program targets these households. Notwithstanding these initiatives, the Minister acknowledged the fact that more needs to be done.

In addition to representatives of both the public and private media, the Minister was joined on the tour by Assistants Ministers, Keletso Rakhudu, Botlogile Tshireletso and Vincent Seretse, as well as senior officials. 

The tour began with a viewing of projects which included and overview of progress so far made by backyard gardens in the South East District, whose beneficiaries gave testimonies of how the initiative has transformed their lives for the better.

Members of the Press were further briefed on the rollout of alternative packages, such as in such areas as bakery, beekeeping, backyard nurseries, catering and other home based industries. 

Meanwhile, beneficiaries of additional initiatives displayed and sold their produce to members of the public, while others demonstrated on how to cook different recipes of vegetables which they had produced.

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