India, Botswana to collaborate on slum redevelopment

The Minister of Presidential Affairs and Public Administration, Botswana, Mokgwetsi Masisi (extreme left) calls on the Union Minister for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Kumari Selja (extreme right)

 India and Botswana have agreed to actively team up and share experiences in the area of human settlements, including slum development. The decision was taken at a meeting between Botswana’s Minister of Presidential Affairs and Public Administration Mokgwetsi Masisi and Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister Kumari Selja. During the half-hour meeting, the ministers talked about common areas of interest, such as slum improvement, reasonable housing, skill development and monitoring of training programmes for the beneficiaries through biometrics tracking system and community involvement in government programmes.

Source: Urban News Digest (UND), June 2012

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