The President’s housing appeal seems to be bearing fruits as owners of A to Z Hardware donated a three roomed house worth P60 000 to a 73 year old woman of Matlapana ward in Maun.
Rupalee, Sohum and Subhash Mehta donated the house to President Ian Khama during a Botswana Democratic Party’s Gala Dinner held at Maun Lodge on Saturday.
Speaking to The Voice, Subhash Mehta said that they decided to build the house after reading the woman’s fate in one of the private newspapers. Mehta said the donation was not their first as they had done some in the past.
“We did donate two other houses in past, prior to the launch of the recent housing appeal from the President and we also built a children’s park in Maun for the community which is regularly used by orphans, council, churches and kids in the village.”
Amongst some of their donations is a fax machines, photo copiers, computers, to various schools according to the A to Z Hardware boss. “We also donated wheel chairs, food vouchers, furniture to various hospitals, and gymnasium to Thuso Rehabilitation Centre.”
The joyful recipient who takes care of her four grand children lost her husband and two of her breadwinners ten years ago. Mehta said that if there is any how they can help in future they will keep on doing that though resources are limited due to economic recession. A to Z Hardware has branches in Gaborone, Maun, Gumare, Shakawe and Gantsi.