BOPEU donates P200,000 to a patient
13 May, 2015
Botswana Public Employees Union (BOPEU) yesterday donated a cheque amounting to P200, 000 to Obusitswe Garethuse in Molepolole. The money is going towards her kidney transplant surgery which is estimated to cost approximately P350, 000. Gracing the event which was held at the Molepolole Kgotla was former Member of Parliament Hon Kwelagobe. While delivering his note address during the day BOPEU Deputy President Sikalame Seitiso said in progressive nations Trade Unions are driving forces to the economies as well as social partners to the community development.He said in the past they have built houses as well as adopting Lotsane Senior Secondary School. He said towards raising the money they held a successful cultural night dinner and through some pledges they managed to be where they are. He commended the Union for the noble gesture and appealed to other stakeholders to come on board to finish off the remaining balance. Obusitswe Garetshoge works at Scottish Livingstone Hospital in Molepolole as a pharmacist and was diagnosed with the condition back in 2010. Her younger sisterhas since offered to donate her kidney but the biggest challenge has been the money. Obusitswe was accompanied by her uncle Thuso Garetshoge who also commended the union for the good work. Giving the motivational remarks was former area MP Daniel Kwelagobe who said he is delighted because he suffered almost the same condition. Kwelagobe was operated for a heart problem and edged BOPEU to continue helping Batswana. He said Unions are constitutional creations so he edged them to ignore those who continue discredit them.
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