Opposition MPs demand poverty eradication programme evaluation report

Cattle that benefited the Grootlagte Community Trust in 2013 PIC: ZOLANI KRAAI
Cattle that benefited the Grootlagte Community Trust in 2013 PIC: ZOLANI KRAAI

Some members of the opposition in Parliament have demanded a comprehensive evaluation report on the Poverty Eradication Programme (PEP), and the impact it has made in reducing poverty in Botswana.

This followed a recent question in Parliament regarding the matter asked by Member of Parliament for Selebi-Phikwe West, Dithapelo Keorapetse. In response, the Minister of Presidential Affairs, Governance and Public Administration, Eric Molale informed legislators that Poverty Eradication Programme (PEP) has never been evaluated.

Molale however, stated that government engaged Statistics Botswana (SB) to conduct Multi-Topic Household (MTH) survey which will provide indicators of PEP implementation in Botswana.

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