NEDC ipelegeng programme spends over P8million

MASUNGA: With 140 projects handled by Ipelegeng in the North East District Council (NEDC), the programme has spent P8 981,220 after they received a standing budget of P11 585,232.

NEDC Ipelegeng Programme coordinator, Limit Manewe addressed councillors at a full council meeting held on Tuesday in Masunga and said that the amount was spent on various projects which included Green Scorpion, feeding funds and running costs of the office."At the moment we are having a balance of P2 604,011 and in addition we have received P1 419,271 to cater for additional beneficiaries therefore this has pushed our budget to be P13 004,503," he said.

Manewe said that the 140 projects being undertaken include the fencing of a dam in Botalaote, which commenced last year in October after land allocation by Tati Land Board."Forty-nine projects have been completed, 27 projects are between 79 and 99 percent complete, three are at between 51 and 75 percent complete and two are at 26 to 50 percent complete. Fifty-nine pure labour projects are on-going and these include road sweeping and litter picking," he told the council.He stated that through all these projects they have managed to generate income for NEDC residents after a lot of people were hired.

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