Dikgosi play critical role in Batswana's lives

Kgosi Puso Gaborone PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Kgosi Puso Gaborone PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

Kgosi Puso Gaborone of Batlokwa says dikgosi still play a very important role in the lives of their community members and ensure that peace and tranquility reign in the country.

He said this during a courtesy call to Ntlo-Ya-Dikgosi by the US ambassador, Craig Cloud recently.  Kgosi Gaborone said many dikgosi migrated to the country many years ago and had been the leaders of their tribes before politics were introduced in the country. 

“Leadership of traditional leaders has always been significant in Botswana.  Before politics, chiefs were a sole leadership.  They were in charge of the welfare of the communities.  At the time, they brought forth developments such as schools, health facilities, and dams with the help of missionaries.  Roads were built by dikgosi,” he said. 

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