Community organisations get US grants

No Image

The American Embassy has disbursed over P1.3 million in small grants to various community-based organisations through the ambassador's Special Self-Help Fund that is aimed at assisting small-scale community development projects to encourage self-reliance.

Speaking before the signing of the latest grant documents, the American Ambassador to Botswana, Michelle Gavin, said as one of Botswana's development partners, America has provided more than a billion pula in assistance as Botswana made its remarkable journey in the development path.

"Most of that assistance was targeting the health sector and much of it in the form of very large scale projects worth hundreds of millions of pula," she said. Under Botswana Christian Aid Intervention Programme Gumare Counselling Centre was given P129,621.10 for a project called Okavango Youth Development - the Road to a Brighter Tomorrow in Gumare.

Editor's Comment
Has life become worthless?

As many wondered what wrong the young boy could have done to end up killed, it emerged that his own cousin was a suspect in the murder after he claimed P50,000 from Botswana Life. Thato Tsametse, who was last week sentenced to death for the murder of his cousin, had reportedly taken out two Mmoloki Funeral Covers valued at P25,000 each.Over the years, the media has been covering the murder case, and some revelation has come up that certain...

Have a Story? Send Us a tip
arrow up