GC mayor, Khama in rare meet

Kagiso Thutlwe Gaborone Mayor
Kagiso Thutlwe Gaborone Mayor

Gaborone City Mayor, Kagiso Thutlwe paid a courtesy call on President Ian Khama yesterday, in a rare meeting between the head of state and an opposition civic leader.

Speaking after the closed-door meeting, Thutlwe said Khama told him that he was the first opposition mayor to request for a meeting with him (Khama) in order to discuss challenges faced at the local authority. According to the mayor, the meeting discussed issues of concern in the City Council as well as ways to improve the city. Some of the issues discussed include streetlights, waste management, infrastructure, bush clearing and others.

“I proposed a meeting with him on March 13 and we met today. As mayor, there are a number of issues that I needed to discuss with the President because our city lacks development,” Thutlwe said.

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