BOT50 justifies golden jubilee spending

Kgotlafela PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Kgotlafela PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

While critics have questioned spending on the upcoming golden jubilee independence celebrations, officially themed BOT50, the organising committee yesterday justified it as a “once in a lifetime event”.

Event coordinator, Charity Kgotlafela said additional funding could still be sought towards the event, even though there are competing needs such as tertiary education funding and drought relief interventions because challenges will forever be, and people must live amidst them.  

“We won’t stop living due to challenges, we combat them while we live. (The celebration of) 50 years (of independence) comes once in a lifetime so we can’t say let us not celebrate because we have challenges,” she said when giving the media an update on the independence celebrations.

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