Vol.23 No.162

Monday 30 October 2006    
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Fisher Motivates Soldiers

By Staff Writer
10/30/2006 4:01:55 PM (GMT +2)

Outgoing Commander of the Botswana Defence Force (BDF), Lieutenant General Fisher, has been described as courageous, hardworking, humble and dedicated to his job.

Speaking at Fisher's farewell dinner on Friday evening, his successor Lieutenant General Tebogo Masire said that the former wanted soldiers to be role models for citizens of this country by contributing and donating to those in need. He said that Fisher upheld the professionalism instituted by his predecessors, Lt. Gen Mompati Merafhe and Lt. Gen Ian Khama.

"General Fisher has undergone all professional military education courses in the USA, where he was inducted into the International fellow Hall of Fame," announced Masire. "He has held various staff and Command appointments and holds two Masters degrees."

Fisher also loves sport.

"His personal staff will definitely remember him for the early morning runs and long basketball and exercise schedules, which were part of his daily schedule. His keen interest in sport was a major motivating factor behind the success of the BDF in various sport events," Masire told attendants at Fisher's farewell dinner.

For his part, Lt. Gen Fisher commended Lt. Gen Merafhe for grooming him through out his career through recommendations to higher positions. He said that Merafhe even introduced him to the former President Sir Ketumile Masire. Fisher also commended President Festus Mogae for working hard and fearlessly for the country.

"It was when I was Commander that I had an opportunity to have a closer look at the Office of the President and I discovered how hardworking Rra Nametso was and quite overwhelmed by his work rate," he said.

The outgoing commander did not leave out his juniors and members of the public for supporting the BDF. He cited BDF Day as a day when the public expresses its support for the army because the stadium always overflows. He said BDF had excellent relations with other militaries on the continent and abroad. Send us your comments about Mmegi newspaper Search For Old Newspaper Editions To advertise contact us through email

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