Chaos erupts at GCC over Matsha funds

GCC Councillors
GCC Councillors

There was chaos at the Gaborone City Council (GCC) yesterday as opposition and ruling party councillors exchanged harsh words over whether to deposit the money they are contributing in the account that has been opened for Matsha College students.

The mayor, Kagiso Thutlwe, had called an urgent meeting to discuss how they could help Matsha students who are admitted at Princess Marina hospital.

Mostly Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) councillors expressed discomfort that the money that they will be contributing should be deposited into the account. Rather they proposed that the money should be used to buy things the students need. Bontleng councillor, Olebogeng Kemelo, said that the account, which was opened by Bankers Association of Botswana for Matsha students is controlled by BDP members.

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