Botswana Games should stimulate Francistown economy

This week the city of Francistown hosts the local mini-Olympics, the competitions of youth of all sporting codes in Botswana, which attracts over 1,000 athletes, not including volunteers and officials.

All things being equal an event of this magnitude being hosted for a week or two should spell significant economic spinoffs for Francistown.

Transport to the games, food and lodging, expenditure on consumables and fast moving foods and beverages, would all ensure that after a week or two, the impact of such a huge event is felt across the various sectors of the Francistown economy, including the transport industry and the hawkers.

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