Development for Peace Education, DPE, has on Wednesday December 21 facilitated a ceremonial handover of motions to about six ministries at TRC hall following the preliminary activities at eight locations which DPE is currently working at, in preparation of community parliament.
Dec. 21, 2022
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DPE facilitates handing over of motions
Researcher For Peace Education Mr Lemohang Molibeli
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In his introductory statement regarding the ceremony, Researcher For Peace Education Mr Lemohang Molibeli said the whole purpose was about handing over the concerns of community members from, Polihali in Thaba-Tseka, Lekokoaneng in Berea, ‘Mamaebana in Mafeteng, Khoelenya, Koebunyane and Hloahloeng in Mohale’s Hoek, Lebakeng in Qacha’s nek and Seforong in Quthing respectively, and the ministries which were supposed to accept the motions were the Ministry of Education and Training, Ministry of Information, Science , Technology and Innovation , Ministry of Local Government, Home Affairs and Police, Ministry of Natural Resources and the Ministry of Health respectively.
Different community councils raised their concerns to DPE about the lack of roads and bridges that join their respective villages and schools, saying caved in bridges hinder their children’s education as they are not able to attend schools during rainy seasons, and they begged the government to attend the damaged roads.
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When accepting the motions on behalf of the Ministry of Information, Science , Technology and Innovation the minister’s private secretary Mr Thabang Rapapa assured community members under the ‘Mamaebana community council in Mafeteng, who joined the ceremony virtually that the Ministry would work tirelessly to make sure that they get enough telephone towers for communication to make easy so that they can report criminal activities happening at their areas even if it might not be sooner.
On the other hand, when accepting the motion for the Ministry of Education and Training, Mrs Anna Mashinini, Secondary School inspector, said the responsibility of that ministry was to make it easier for all children to have access to education by building enough schools, and therefore she said she would take the motion to her superiors.
DPE conducted the activities in eight areas with the purpose of gathering communities opinions regarding the 2022-2023 budget speech and what they think it should cover, and Mr Molibeli concluded by saying that they will have the same type of meeting after the budget speech to check if the communities needs have been included.