BioGas project bears fruit in Moshupa

The Minister of Mineral Resources,Green Technology and Energy Security, Hon. Lefoko Moagi went to Moshupa village this morning where there are biogas project beneficiaries to tour their projects. The 2 projects which were funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) started operation in 2018 to date and are doing well.

 During the tour, the minister indicated that the intention is to construct 200 digesters in Southern, South east, Kgatleng and Kweneng. The applications for these 200 digesters have already been received by the Department of Energy. The minister emphasized that the project is targeting mainly the youth, women and people living with disabilities. He said the biogas is the biggest project that can help improve the livelihood of Batswana especially in rural areas.

 One of the beneficiaries, Ms Faith Malefo Gabonthone stated that the biogas has improved her life and made it easier.She said she used to cook and iron using fire which was tiring as she had to go and look for firewood in the bush. She also said ironing was a problem especially her children’s school uniform as the iron made it dirty. Ever since using biogas,everything is just a snap of the finger. She cooks,irons and lights the house with biogas. She said it reduced her costs as she used to buy gas but that is a thing of the past now because biogas only needs animal waste such as cow dung, chicken manure and pigs manure. She doesn’t buy anything. The minister lamented that the project has the potential to create employment and that is what the ministry is aiming for.(MRGE Facebook)

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