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Tlokweng re-asesses families

The Tlokweng sub- district council has embarked on an exercise to identify families, which could have been omitted during the COVID-19 Relief food basket assessment and distribution in the sub-district.

This exercise is being done in collaboration with village leadership such as area councillors, Village Development Committee (VDC) and other tribal leaders.
The sub-district council Senior Assistant Council Secretary Mr Isaiah Odirile said emphasised, in an interview Friday May 22, that no one should be left behind.

“We are almost done, it is just that we are winding-up,” he said, adding that the exercise was bearing fruits.

He cited that on Thursday about 32 families were re-assessed and 29 recommended for food basket assistance and as of Thursday, they had assisted 9 043 households with food baskets out of the 15 980 household’s assessed.
He added that when the process started, the council had targeted to assess about 15 000 households based on their model of having at least four people per household.
Mr Odirile however pointed out that the sub-district council also experienced challenges in the assessments as some walled homes were locked and officers could not gain access.
Another challenge experienced was in multi-residential households as social welfare officers took longer assessing people in one plot.
Furthermore, he said some multi-residential owners were not approved during assessment mainly because it was hoped that they would get their rentals, but that changed when tenants failed to pay rentals, hence owners had to be assisted.
Mr Odirile also said they also experienced challenge of suppliers who were overwhelmed by demands and supplied late, which delayed their processes.
He said the sub-district council had engaged 31 temporary social workers to complement the council’s 17 social workers in an effort to expedite the assessments and food distribution process.

The sub-council had engaged a total of 129 independent transporters. ENDS


Source : BOPA

Author : Bonang Masolotate

Location : TLOKWENG

Event : Interview

Date : May 23 Sat,2020


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