Photo by Pako Benson Motsumi; CDC staff clearing the field during communitte service day.

By Pako Benson Motsumi

Serowe-Just like the Christians say, “A giving hand is the most blessed hand than the receiving hand”. President of Botswana, His Excellency Lt. Dr. Seretse Khama Ian Khama’s one of his initiatives encourages all Batswana and organizations to help those in need but cannot help themselves by building shelters and giving help where necessary.

Central District Council Headquarters (CDC HQ) found the initiative inspiring and put it to life. CDC HQ Rural Administration Centre Wellness Fellowship found it necessary to provide a helping hand to one of the destitute by building a house for an individual who need the shelter, naming the project Onkamile Project led by Principal Community Officer I, Mrs Josephine Kgolagano. The house is built in Sekao Ward in Serowe. The house is built by the CDC staff members and a constructor from the community.

On Friday 10th March 2017, CDC HQ staff had a community service day where they went to Sekao Ward where this house is built in order to help in the construction to take place. They went there and cleared the yard so that the construction could be done in a clear space. It is of intellectuality and having a good heart, some of the staff members volunteered to provide the food that was eaten at the community day by those who were working. Mrs Kgolagano thanked all those who participated in the community service day appreciating them for the job well done and for the dedication and commitment then showed when working on the Onkamile project. The community service day was graced by the Sekao Ward Kgosana Mr Mmusa Modise who welcomed the CDC HQ staff and also thanked them for doing such inspiring thing (helping destitute).

A council that makes a real difference in people’s life” is the motto that guides the CDC to serving its people love respect and care. It is a good thing to help those in need as it also gives those who help recognition. A good hearted person is the one followed and given respect by magnitudes.