Lot­ter­ies give Mat South $12 000

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Richard Muponde Gwanda Cor­re­spon­dent

THE State Lot­tery has re­leased $12 000 to Mata­bele­land South prov­ince to un­der­take de­vel­op­men­tal projects in the prov­ince as part of its so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity du­ties.

The Min­is­ter of Ru­ral De­vel­op­ment, Pro­mo­tion and Preser­va­tion of Na­tional Cul­ture and Her­itage, Cde Abe­dinico Ncube, re­vealed that the money has al­ready been handed to the prov­ince.

“The State Lot­tery has al­lo­cated the prov­ince $12 000 and that money has al­ready been re­ceived. Out of the money each of the dis­tricts will get $1 000.

$2 000 will be given to the Mata­bele­land South Youth Games team for their prepa­ra­tions and par­tic­i­pa­tion in the games in Chin­hoyi,” said Cde Ncube. The prov­ince has seven dis­tricts. The Min­is­ter also al­lo­cated $2 000 from the money for the host­ing of the He­roes and De­fence Forces’ Days com­mem­o­ra­tions.

“The re­main­der of the money went to ser­vice bank charges,” he said. The State Lot­tery has been oc­ca­sion­ally dis­burs­ing funds for so­cial ser­vices in the coun­try. State Lot­ter­ies was es­tab­lished in 1935 through an Act of Par­lia­ment and is ad­min­is­tered by the Min­istry of Home Af­fairs un­der the Lot­ter­ies and Gam­ing Act.The State Lot­tery chan­nels some of its pro­ceeds to­wards char­i­ta­ble causes.—@ pamssmup

Cde Abe­dinico Ncube

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