MOTION TO INCREASE INTERNSHIP ALLOWANCES TO P3000, REJECTED BY PARLIAMENT
Parliament has shot down a motion by member of Parliament for Palapye, Onneetse Ramogapi requesting the government to increase the national internship allowance from 1420 Pula to atleast 3000 Pula.
Many Mps from the ruling party said that that most aspects cited in the motion were under review under the relevant ministry, the ministry of youth, sports and culture, MYSC. They therefore rejected the motion.
Ramogapi told Echo newspaper following the rejection of his motion yesterday that the increment of the current allowance of the program, was overdue because as it has never been increased despite the economy's increasing inflation.
He noted that the internship allowance was instead decreased from its initial 2000 Pula to 1420 Pula which is not enough considering the current living standards in the country.