Cllrs call TK�s bluff on Citizen Empowerment Vows

Tshekedi Khama
Tshekedi Khama

MAUN: Councillors here have engaged in a tit-for-tat with Minister of Environment, Natural Resources, Conservation and Tourism, Tshekedi Khama’ who had earlier vowed to see Batswana graduate from menial jobs of fishermen and Mokoro (canoe) operators in the Okavango Delta.

“So long I am the Minister, I will ensure that you graduate from being fishermen and Mokoro poolers so that you can own the tourism industry. I am concerned that tourism is dominated by foreigners,” Khama said. But the Councillors said Khama was not practising what he preached. 

Councillor Boro Senonori blamed Government for a systematic intensification of policies that stifle Batswana from taking part in the tourism sector. As an example, Senonori said Khama’s Ministry through a directive, has blocked all new companies from doing tour operations in Moremi and Chobe.

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