EU Hits Diamond Square

EU celebrated EU Day with youth doing business in the Diamond Square
EU celebrated EU Day with youth doing business in the Diamond Square

Jan Sadek, Ambassador of the European Union together with fellow European Ambassadors Laurence Beau of France and Margit Hellwig Bötte of Germany celebrated Europe Day with youth doing business in the Diamond Square at the Main Mall in Gaborone.

Europe Day, which was on May 9, celebrates European integration and the foundation of the European Union. It is a day to celebrate that Europeans are living through the longest period of peace in modern times because wars amongst their nations, so frequent before, are now unthinkable.  Sadek said they saw it fit to celebrate the day with young people, be it in Europe or Botswana, they are amongst those who have suffered most from the COVID-19 pandemic because of school closures and reduced job opportunities. “This is why this year we wanted to show our solidarity with young people in Botswana by supporting the initiative of The Diamond Square, which provides young people with an income, showcases their talent, and at the same time, creates a fantastic atmosphere here in the heart of the Main Mall, a special space that brings people together.

“So we teamed up with young people in the coffee and food stalls to create this Europe Day Pop-Up event, the first of its kind in Botswana. I want to thank you for your good cooperation and congratulate you for having created Diamond Square and making this a better place for people in the Main Mall and Gaborone,” he said.

Editor's Comment
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Unfortunately, that day turned sour for those who were shopping at Sefalana Cash and Carry in Gaborone West Industrial.The exchange of fire that ensued between members of the Botswana Police Service (BPS) and robbers who had allegedly robbed a G4S cash-in-transit vehicle left two civilians dead, three robbers struck down, and an undisclosed number of citizens wounded.One deceased civilian is reportedly an employee of the Citizen Entrepreneurial...

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