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Botswana Red Cross Society (BRCS) Secretary General (SG): Mukokomani

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Red revitalisation

Last enacted 54 years ago, the Red Cross Act will soon be reviewed, with government, through the Ministry of the President, committing towards its review.

Updating the media on Tuesday, Botswana Red Cross Society (BRCS) Secretary General (SG), Kutlwano Mukokomani said the news comes as a welcome development and will ensure society law is kept up to speed with current humanitarian challenges.

“We hope it will assist BRCS in being a partner of choice and improving its sustainability,” he reflected.

The society was formed on 1 March 1968 under an Act of Parliament with a mandate to alleviate human suffering by providing humanitarian services to the most vulnerable communities.

Touching on some of BRCS’ successes since he ascended to office in September 2018, Mukokomani said, “We have successfully achieved some of objectives in our 2020-2025 strategic plan even in the midst of the destructive Covid-19 pandemic.”

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He revealed the strategic plan has outlined the need to build a sustainable BRCS, which will be a partner of choice in humanitarian issues.

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“I am happy to say the BRSC is on the right trajectory and has so far fared well and achieved everything it has set itself to achieve in the last two years,” disclosed the SG.

One of the key successes Mukokomani mentioned was offering quality humanitarian services and reaching more areas and people.

“Over 1.8 million individuals benefited from the different humanitarian interventions that were given out in different areas of the country in the past two years,” he declared proudly.

The interventions include engagement of over 3, 000 volunteers during the Covid-19 response, livelihood projects to address food security and distribution of food and essential items.

“These interventions have also helped the society to attract donors,” he added.

In the last three years, Mukokomani revealed BRCS has injected P82 million into beneficiaries, including P12 million spent in 2019, P20 million forked out in 2020 and P50 million last year.

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