Sekoto decries lack of gov�t support

JWANENG: A young passionate and talented craftman who has been at the helm of manufacturing vehicles using old scraps is protesting poor government services and lack of support from the government.

Twenty-one-year-old Batshani Sekoto, who walked from Masunga to Gaborone pushing his non-moving car for 22 days in November 2016, was on a mission to meet President Ian Khama to appeal for funding to complete his vehicle. He was not given good reception by security officers at the Office of the President and he was thrown out. His efforts to meet the Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sports and Culture development, Thapelo Olopeng also proved futile as he was told that the minister said he should not be allowed into his office.

Sekoto manufactured a helicopter back in 2003 while still doing Standard Two. He later went to Air Botswana to look for the engine and after countless meetings with the management, he was given an old engine, which enabled the helicopter to fly.

Editor's Comment
Happy Independence Day!

Independence Day holds immense significance for Batswana as a whole. It offers a moment for reflection and celebration of the country's achievements, while also prompting introspection.We must honestly assess whether the number of years of independence aligns with the progress we have made. While there is certainly much to celebrate, there are also pressing issues that require the attention of relevant stakeholders. Many Batswana are facing...

Have a Story? Send Us a tip
arrow up