NAMPAAD spends P52m on consultants, P20m on projects

source: Mmegi
MONKAGEDI GAOTLHOBOGWE
Staff Writer

Since its inception in 2002, the National Master Plan for Arable Agriculture and Dairy Development (NAMPAAD) has spent P72,560,784.89 on four trial projects which are yet to prove profitable, Parliament heard recently.

P20,140,730.05 was used for infrastructure development while a staggering P52,420,054.84 was disbursed in professional fees.

The four trial production training projects are a rain-fed farm at Ramatlabama, a dairy farm at Sunnyside near Lobatse, and irrigation farms at Glen Valley and Dikabeya.

The Assistant Minister of Agriculture, Shaw Kgathi, said while all the four projects are operational and their production figures are higher than [continue reading]



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