Govt takes 19 years to compensate flood victims

Flooding in Tlokweng last year. Victim in Kweneng District had to wait 19 years before they were compensated
Flooding in Tlokweng last year. Victim in Kweneng District had to wait 19 years before they were compensated

Nearly 40 families in the Makabanyane and Thotayamarula settlements in Kweneng district, whose homes were destroyed by floods in 1994, received a paltry P2,500 as compensation from the National Disaster Relief Fund last year.

“While the occurrence of the disaster at that time may not be in doubt, it is nevertheless disheartening to note that relief measures to assist victims in distress from the impact of a disaster could be so delayed by as much as 18 years,” Sebopeng noted in his latest report released last week.

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