Tourism COVID-19 voices: Go thata!

At the beginning of 2020, the people of Ngamiland thought they had survived the worst drought in recent history. The future was bright as the huge 2020 flood slowly approached from Angola to the Okavango Delta to rejuvenate the area. The people were hopeful, as there was a promising light at the end of the long drought tunnel. But coronavirus (COVID-19) made this all a mirage as it killed all hope, writes Staffer THALEFANG CHARLES at Boro

It has been about eight months since Botswana closed down its borders in a desperate attempt to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. And after a few lockdowns and travel bans, the people of Ngamiland, who have been making a living mainly through tourism, are still trying to find their feet in the thick of the COVID-19 storm.

The female mokoro polers from Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust (OKMCT), one of the country’s most successful community trusts, thought 2019 was a bad year.

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Bravo police for prompt action

It is also hurting that whilst we all know that the Botswana Police Service (BPS) is charged functionally with the duties to investigate all forms of crime, some locals have resorted to taking the law into their own hands. It is very wrong to do that. There is also a possibility that one may wrongfully take the life of a person in the process, unless it is a justifiable case of self-defence. Recently, in the city of Francistown, some locals found...

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