A trip to London

Mmegi editor Gabathuse in London
Mmegi editor Gabathuse in London

A journey to the United Kingdom will at any time elicit excitement as this is where Botswana chiefs, arguably, went to seek protection for their country before Botswana attained her independence from the British protectorate. This week, Mmegi Staffer, RYDER GABATHUSE, was in a team of 47 people from Botswana who travelled to the UK at the behest of government on the country’s campaign against the prohibition of trophy hunting by some European countries

LONDON: Besides the fact that I was a first timer to the UK, I was interested to appreciate London, a city with about 8.982 million (2019) people coming from a country with a population of slightly over two million. Botswana’s population can only be matched with the population of cars licensed in London estimated at about 2.56 million. This equates to an average of 0.3 cars per adult.

I give kudos to Business and Features editor, Mbongeni Mguni for the trip. He knows what happened. Another interesting development is that Londoners have fast-paced lives and it has been that way for hundreds of years. London is reported to be the most expensive city to live in in the UK, but the comparatively high earnings help balance this.

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