Botswana: Motokwe Primary Receives Three Geysers

Motokwe — Mr Computer Semmee of SEMS Investments has donated three geysers worth P10 000 to Motokwe Primary School to help warm water in the morning for pupils to wash hands to fight COVID-19.

When handing over the donation to the village leadership on Monday in Motokwe, the assistant district commissioner in Letlhakeng, Mr Mosipidi Mokgolele said in an effort to ready schools to accept children back after the long break, government has embarked on maintenance of school facilities including ablutions and installation of water basins and sanitiser dispensers.

Mr Mokgolele said the geysers would go a long way in helping the children wash hands with warm water, especially during the winter season when it is cold in the morning.

He said the company had also taken it upon themselves to install the geysers at their own cost more so that the winter season had already started. The assistant district commissiponer also said Motokwe Health Professionals club had made sanitisers, gloves and masks donations worth P1 000 to the village.

Member of Parliament (MP) for Takatokwane Mr Tshoganetso Leuwe said it was indeed commendable for those born in Motokwe to think about the needs of their village. He said what SEMS Investments had done was to set an example for others that it was their responsibility to meet government half way by lending a helping hand where there is need.

Mr Leuwe said he was also worried about provision of warm water to students when the school re-opens, but the supply of geysers would ease his worry.

He said Motokwe primary had been blessed to have good Samaritans who remembered the needs of others and met them, adding that even though the problem had been solved in Motokwe, there were many other primary schools that did not have geysers.

Mr Leuwe said the schools were opening and children would have no warm water to wash hands and urged the Ministry of Basic Education (MoBE) to speedily attend to the needs of such chools.

He said he had been touring his constituency to check post lockdowan schools readiness as more children would be going back to school on June 16.

The MP said he was pleased with progress made in schools in some instances while others were lagging behind.

He cautioned those who had been given the responsibility to inspect the works to make sure the right materials had been for the sake of durability.

Source : BOPA

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