Entrepreneurs urged to trade innovatively, sustainably

Fidelis Molao PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Fidelis Molao PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

FRANCISTOWN: Local entrepreneurs have been urged to trade innovatively and sustainably in the midst of the drastic challenges posed by climate change.

The Minister of Agriculture, Fidelis Molao, made the clarion call here last week Thursday when giving a keynote address at the 28th Business Botswana Northern Trade Fair (BBNTF) held under the theme, ‘Sustainable Innovation: Building a Greener Tomorrow.’ “As we gather here today under this theme, we embark on a journey of discovery, collaboration, and action towards a more sustainable future for generations to come. In a world facing unprecedented environmental challenges, the imperative for sustainable innovation has never been clearer,” he told the gathering.

“Climate change, resource depletion, and pollution demand urgent attention and decisive action. However, amidst these challenges lies an opportunity—a chance to harness human ingenuity, creativity, and technology to forge a path towards a more sustainable and resilient future. Sustainable innovation is crucial for building a greener tomorrow,” he added.

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