F/town businesses ready to reap from Youth Games


FRANCISTOWN: Businesses here are preparing to benefit from the Botswana Youth Games (BYG) that will be held in December.

Officials from the Ministry of Youth, Sport and Culture (MYSC) and the city mayor are optimistic that the games will greatly benefit businesses in Botswana’s second city and surrounding areas. All the 16 districts in the country are expected to participate in the event, which will involve 13 sporting codes that include: athletics, athletics for the visually impaired, basketball, badminton, football, karate, netball, softball, volleyball, tennis, swimming and chess.

Several vendors at the flea market located in the Central Business District (CBD) said they anticipate that the three-day games will boost their businesses.

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