Govt acts to curb delays

source: BOPA
28 July, 2008

SELEBI PHIKWE – President Lt. General Seretse Khama Ian Khama says cabinet has taken a decision to establish youth offices in constituencies to speed up assessment of applications.

Addressing a kgotla meeting at Botshabelo over the weekend he said each youth office will now manage its own finances, rather than the current arrangement where they have to compete for funding from the Regional Youth Office.

The President said the idea is to reduce complaints about time taken in assessing grant applications and to also increase the number of projects that can be funded in a particular constituency as each office will now have its own finances.

He however warned youth to refrain from alcoholism which he said derails gains made by Botswana over the years and that they should spend their money wisely on projects which can sustain their lives.

The President said discouraging alcoholism among young persons will help develop a country which has future responsible citizens who do not waste money on alcohol.

He also said government is exploring ways of helping [continue reading]

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