On Wednesday Botswana Telecommunications Company Limited (BTCL) through its BTCL Foundation handed over the Mokgenene Village Development Committee (VDC) project following refurbishment.
BTCL contributed P200,000 for the refurbishment of the VDC houses which were previously blown by the wind back in 2005, causing extensive damages to the roofs, windows and walls. The eight houses were said to have been rented by government employees. Since the damage, the settlement which lies about 54 kilometres west of Dibete has not been able to attract prospective employees due to lack of accommodation. The refurbishment which was facilitated by the Office of the President, included crack filling, beam filling, roofing and painting among others.
The completed project is expected to become a source of revenue for Mokgenene VDC from rental and will further provide suitable accommodation to public officers who are currently facing shortage of accommodation and to even those who will be posted to the area in the future, thus improving public service in the areas. Not only will the houses serve as a cash cow for the village, but will also serve as a facelift for the village with limited modern infrastructure.
BTCL Foundation’s Trustee Board Chairman Michael Mothobi said the organisation exists because of the people and as such it is important that they help the community of they exists to serve. He said as BTCL through the foundation they have a responsibility to help in situations such as the one that took place in Mokgenene.