NLB interacts with Stakeholders and deliver Grant Agreements at a ceremony
- Created on 21 June 2012
The National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF) provincial allocations have previously been met with criticism that they are skewed towards provinces with established and well-resourced non- governmental organizations (NGO)’s in particular Gauteng and Western Cape.
This outcry was ferociously voiced out during the Provincial consultative sessions that culminated in the National Indaba held in June 2011, which amongst other things, sought to make the work of the National Lotteries Board (NLB) more efficient.
Following that watershed consultative forum, the NLB undertook to intensify its efforts in improving its operations in order to provide quality services to the public.
The hard work and commitment towards the provision of efficient services paid off when the NLDTF allocation in Limpopo province increased from 7% to 11% in 2011/2012 financial year.
The NLB concedes that more work still needs to be done to realize the same achievement in other provinces, however, this particular one should not go unrecognized. The 4% allocation increase in Limpopo demonstrates the commitment of realizing the provision in the Government Gazette No. 9340, Vol.541 of 20 July 2010 No.33398 which indicates that at least 50% of funding must be directed towards rural, underprivileged and poor communities.
National Lotteries Board has thus found it meaningful to organize an event to personally interact with beneficiaries of Limpopo on 21 June 2012 at Polokwane Royal Hotel. Quick delivery of Grant agreements will be delivered to successful beneficiaries and a momentous occasion will provide platform to discuss all necessary aspects of ensuring that grants awarded are put into good use and are also well accounted for.
Organizations which will be receiving Grant Agreements are as follows:
- Zwivhunga Zwivhunga Zwashu Care
- Shotong Primary
- Far North Network on Family Violence
- Magofa Community Creche
- Ikhologeleng Service Club
- Mmaphotla Primary school
- Opret Advice Centre
- Mohlaletse Home Based Care
The NLB remains resolute to widening access and ensuring equitable distribution of funding to needy communities and hopes that celebrations of this nature will be held in other provinces in future.