SOS faces financial threat

FRANCISTOWN: The National Director of Save Our Souls (SOS), Motshwari Kitso said that SOS Children’s Villages in the country are facing challenges that hamper the organisation from properly carrying out its mandate.

Speaking at the SOS Celebration Day on Friday, Kitso said the organisation has insufficient funds to cater for its needs.

He said that the government’s annual grant is not sufficient to run the organisation. “In a year the village needs P18 million to operate. In a month it needs P1.5 million, but the government covers only 40 percent of that, which is not sufficient,” said Kitso.

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We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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