Carter Morupisi: An agent of abject failure

An anti-hunting pressure body has called for a boycott of Botswana’s copper, nickel and tourism until President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s government reinstates the hunting ban on elephants.

The Worldwide Rally Against Trophy Hunting (WRATH) engineered a watermelon of marchers to coincide with President Masisi’s May 31, 2019 address at the Jewellers Circular Keystone in Las Vegas, Nevada. The lifting of the hunting ban has seen celebrities Ellen DeGeneres, actress Kristin Davis and British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes wade into the boycott of tourism to Botswana unless the hunting ban is maintained.

According to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) annual review, the travel and tourism sector in Botswana grew at 3.4%, just above the Sub-Saharan African average of 3.3% contributing US$ 2.5 billion to the economy. WTTC pegs the tourism contribution at 13.4% of all economic impact and supports 84, 000 jobs. Ninety six percent of the travel and tourism spending was generated by leisure visitors and just 4% from business travellers with 73% spending coming from international travellers and 27% from domestic travel.

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Happy Independence!

We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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