Botswana: Compliance Down As Covid-19 Cases Soar in Serowe Area

Serowe — Residents of Serowe Sub-district continue to flout COVID-19 precautionary measures despite increasing numbers of people contracting the virus, says Mr Lesedi Phuthego.

Mr Phuthego, who is the Serowe Administration Authority chairperson, told the sub-council Monday that 911 COVID-19 related offenses had been recorded in the area between September 1 and November 23.

This, he said, defeated efforts to curb the spread of the virus.

He urged councilors to keep on educating and encouraging communities to comply with the set precautionary measures.

On another issue, Mr Phuthego said the sub-district was experiencing a surge in gender based violence (GBV) cases with a total of 177 recorded between April and August.

Out of that figure, he said, 173 were offences perpetrated against females.

He called for concerted efforts in the fight against GBV lest children grew up thinking it was the norm.

Mr Phuthego said the sub-district was collaborating with the Department of Gender Affairs and Botswana Police Service in sensitising the community on GBV through addressing meetings at schools, dikgotla and workplaces.

On education matters, he informed councilors that learners had successfully completed sitting for Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) and Junior Certificate (JC) without much ado.

Mr Phuthego said the Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) was currently ongoing and would be completed end of this month.

He thanked schools, parents and all stakeholders for ensuring that examinations proceeded in spite of the current scourge.

Source : BOPA

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