Govt loses millions as youth projects collapse

source: BOPA
23 March, 2010

GABORONE – Government has lost more than P37 million after 1 472 projects funded under the Out of School Youth Grant during NDP9 folded.

Youth, sport and culture minister, Mr Shaw Kgathi told Parliament Friday that altogether 3 150 projects were funded under the grant while 242 were funded under the Youth Development Fund. Thus, a total of 3 392 youth projects were funded during NDP9.

According to Mr Kgathi, some projects collapsed primarily due to abandonment as some youths went for further studies or found fulltime time employment elsewhere hence it had not been possible to offer remedial support for this group.

The minister further said some businesses collapsed due to factors such high rentals, limited business knowledge, market skills and [continue reading]

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