Botswana: P205m Required for BDF Mozambique Mission

The Ministry of Defence, Justice and Security requires additional funding of P204.5 million under the Botswana Defence Force to cover the costs of deploying and sustaining troops in Mozambique. Of this amount, P70.4 million is requested under Part I, while the remaining P134.1 million is requested under Part II of the Financial Paper. Part of the funds requested in Part I is under the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, being Botswana's contribution to the SADC Secretariat to finance the SADC Standby Force Deployment in Mozambique, which is determined by Member States' additional assessed contributions.

The SADC mission is mandated to support Mozambique Armed Defence Forces to combat acts of terrorism and violent extremism in CABO DELGADO Province, Republic of Mozambique, said the Minister of Finance and Economic Development Peggy Serame when presenting a Supplementary Budget Request on Tuesday.

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