A resolution which endorses a proposed aid programme to Botswana was introduced in the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday (24 May).
A resolution which endorses a proposed aid programme to Botswana was introduced in the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday (24 May). The three-year programme which involves 53.5 million dollars (GBP31.1 million sterling) was proposed after the Council heard charges last January that Botswana's territory had been repeatedly violated in recent years. Botswana delegate, External Affairs Minister Archibald Mogwe, told the Council of alleged aggressive acts by Rhodesia and appealed for international aid to maintain his country's economy.
A Security Council mission visited Botswana earlier this year and it found that, over the next three years, some 28 million dollars (GBP16 million sterling) would have to be diverted to defence needs and that security problems required new projects costing 25.5 million dollars (GBP14.8 million sterling) to safeguard the country's general development.
SYNOPSIS: "Sierra Leone's delegate, Samuel Nicol, supported the motion as Chairman of the African group.