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Government extends helping hand to Basotho in SA

Social Development Minister 'Matebatso Doti

Sept. 4, 2020 1 min read

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MASERU - At least 10 000 Basotho living in South Africa will receive grocery vouchers from the government of Lesotho through Ministry of Social Development.

This comes after former Prime Minister Dr Motsoahae Thabane's announcement in March that government will assist with some relief interventions to Basotho in diaspora due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to Social Development Minister Mrs 'Matebatso Doti, from September 3, 10,000 Basotho will each receive grocery vouchers worth M350.

She said all the beneficiaries will get SMSes with which they will go to the nearest grocery stores such as Shoprite, U-save and Checkers to get their groceries, noting that the vouchers can only be used once.

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'The vouchers are used once, as a result beneficiaries will have to purchase commodities amounting to the set money and not leave anything for the next purchase,' Mrs Doti said.

The total amount that the government has spent in this endeavour is worth M3 500 000. There are at least over 40 000 Basotho living in South Africa.


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