But that is an ideal starting point for ensuring that the community of any underdeveloped settlement makes headway towards economic growth.
The community of Semonkong that recently received the money will surely find a productive way to make better use of the funds.
After all, the cash which was in the form of a chegue was earmarked for sound community development projects.
This basically means that the residents of Semonkong are finally reaping the benefits of living near one of the world super tourist attraction sites – the Maletsunyane Falls.
The money which was handed over to the Semonkong Tourism Development Group by the Minister of Tourism was roughly 10 percent of fees for entrance at the Maletsunyane Falls.
For years, tourists from all over the world who have been frequenting the site to view the unique natural wonder never paid for that epic experience.
So one can only imagine how much maloti, rands or dollars have been lost in the process. Had the money been collected over the past years, several lucrative projects would have been realised and the lives of the community of Semonkong would have long ago changed for the better.
But it had to take a lot of pains and time before someone out there finally realized the worth of the place and its residents.