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Some parents abet drug peddling

Residents of Marapoathutlwa in Gaborone North have complained about parents who sell drugs to the youth in their constituency.

The residents complained to their area Member of Parliament (MP) Mr Haskins Nkaigwa during a meeting at Phillip Moshotle Primary School recently.  

One resident, Ms Hildah Tlhoiwe said that parents should be role models to their children. 

In other words, she said ‘they have to see that they clean their houses first before they can blame their children. 

We have asked in our previous meeting that all those who can be found selling drugs be reported so that stern measures can be taken against them’. 

Residents also wanted the MP to name and explain projects which have been piloted to be carried under the P10 million Constituency Development Fund of the financial year 2017/2018. 

Mr Nkaingwa said the fund aimed at developing  constituencies, and explained that in Gaborone North the money would be used for developments in Marapoathutlwa and Marang wards to construct flood lights and roads. 

He however highlighted that  commencement of the projects delayed because the funding and resolutions came late. 

The MP also briefed  residents about the last Parliament sessions such as the adoption of the Competition Bill and  Botswana Defence Force (BDF) Bill. 

Mr Nkaigwa said the BDF Bill focused on the conditions of service for the military.  

“I advocated that the Bill be renewed because it has not been changed since 1977,” he said.

In addition, Mr Nkaigwa said Parliament discussed Consumer Protection Bill, of which they asked that goods sold to Batswana and those produced here be of good quality. ENDS

Source : BOPA

Author : BOPA

Location : GABORONE

Event : Meeting

Date : Feb 08 Thu,2018

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