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Botswana Flood Relief Aid Gets Three Million Dollars

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GABORONE, Botswana (PANA) - President Festus Mogae has revealed that the total amount of flood relief aid received by Botswana has reached 11.6 million pula (about three million US dollars).
He told a two-day National Executive Council meeting of his ruling Botswana Democratic Party that material assistance received from both local and international sources was approximated at 10 million pula.

The material aid included blankets, tents and foodstuff.

Besides this, Botswana has received about 1.6 million pula in cash.

The international community sent some 1.2 million pula of the amount while local organisations and individuals contributed 400,000 pula.

Mogae added that his party, which has ruled Botswana since independence from Britain in 1966, chipped in 50,000 pula.

The president added that the country still needed more aid.

He said the damage caused by the floods would set the country back financially because of the rehabilitation work required.

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