Gov't restarts suspended WEE programme

FRANCISTOWN: The permanent secretary in the Ministry of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs, Kebonye Moepeng says government is reviewing the Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) programme with a view to restarting it.

Speaking at the seventh Northern Women’s Expo on Tuesday, Moepeng said prior to its suspension two years ago, the WEE programme had thus far benefitted over 3,000 women since its inception in 1998.

WEE helps women groups with seed money to start their own income generation projects, up to a maximum of P250,000 per group. Groups have to have a minimum of five members and a maximum of 10. While men can be included in the groups, women must always comfortably outnumber them.

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