Sebele Ward and BDF Barracks residents are not being denied access to poverty erradication programmes.
‘For residents to be packaged, it is required that beneficiaries provide evidence of availability of operational space, either proof of plot ownership or if renting proof that the landlord has consented to the plot being used for the programme,’ said junior minister at Presidential Affairs, Governance and Public Administration Ronald Shamukhuni.
He was responding in parliament to Gaborone North Member of Parliament Haskins Nkaigwa’s question.‘A total of 13 residents of Sebele Ward registerd for the poverty eradication programme, 10 of these people could not be located for assesment due to various reasons (8 were not found, one (1) was deceased while one (1) relocated) and of the three (3) who were assessed, only 1 qualified for packaging and has been requested to provide evidence of availability of operational space which we still await.’ Shamukhini said no request for the poverty eradication programme has been received by Gaborone City Council from Glen Valley BDF Barracks residents and as such, there are no existing projets in the two areas.
The poverty eradication programme is aimed at improving the livelihoods of Batswana by addressing all aspects of poverty including the policy environment, institutional framework and establishment of sustainable economic empowerment projects thus assisting Batswana to attain food and economic security, and at a minimum, sustainable livelihood among the disadvantaged individuals and families.
Church distances itself from Pastor who livestreamed his suicide
Head Pastor at Metsimotlhabe Holiness Union Church France Koosimile has distanced his church from Phenyo Godfrey who committed suicide live on social media a week ago. Speaking to this publication this week, Koosimile said Godfrey was never a Pastor at Holiness church as assumed by many.
Godfrey, who goes by the name Bishop P Godfrey on social media, allegedly shot a video of himself committing suicide on Sunday evening. According to a few friends and those close to Godfrey, the deceased was from Molepolole and has been identified as a pastor at Holiness Union Church in Metsimotlhabe.
On the evening of Sunday last week, he went live on Facebook and proceeded to put a rope around his neck. He was seen in the short video hanging by the neck until he took his last breath. TO READ THE FULL STORY, BUY THIS WEEK’S (11 August 2021) PRINT EDITION OF THE MIDWEEK SUN AT A STORE NEAR YOU.