Gantsi has potential for tourism investment

Kuru Festival has in the past attracted thousands of fans to Gantsi
Kuru Festival has in the past attracted thousands of fans to Gantsi

GANTSI: The Botswana Tourism Board CEO, Brian Diseko, has encouraged Batswana to take a holistic approach in dispensing and utilising natural resources at their disposal.

Speaking at the opening of the Gantsi Show, which was held over the weekend, Diseko said such an approach is of paramount importance, adding that this applies to the use of sustainable agricultural resources, which include among others, rangelands, crop fields, soils, and cattle breeds. The Gantsi Show was held under the theme, Practicing Smart Agriculture to Combat Effects of Climate Change. Diseko also said the Gantsi District has the potential to boost tourism because of its natural resources and landscape features.

He said landscape features such as national parks, game reserves, veld products like morama, moretlwa, motsotsojane and mahupu as well as small game and the unique vegetation found in the area, can be exploited to the fullest to benefit tourist operators.

Diseko further said there is also a huge potential for development of tourism enterprises that focus on the culture and heritage of the district through cultural festivals like the popular Kuru Festival. He said BTO has pledged  their full support to the district to revive the cultural festival and make it grow to international standards.

Diseko also said they have made strategic decisions to diversify the tourism product offerings by creating and supporting sport and adventure events.  We have been working with the Gantsi Show committee to develop the Horse Race. We sponsored all the activities related to the race this year, he said.

Diseko added that they have been fully engaged in the marketing, promotions and branding of the race, providing the prize money, as well as upgrading of the racetrack and VIP public sitting areas.

Editor's Comment
What about employees in private sector?

How can this be achieved when there already is little care about the working conditions of those within the private sector employ?For a long time, private sector employees have been neglected by their employers, not because they cannot do better to care for them, but because they take advantage of government's laxity when it comes to protecting and advocating for public sector employees, giving the cue to employers within the private sector...

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