Three women and a bridge
Being inevitably pre-occupied with shortages of power and water and, of course with Morupule B, it may be easy to overlook recent news about the long proposed Kazungula Bridge.Indeed, as matters stand right now, it can be difficult to keep the balances in mind.

True, there are serious downs, negatives, if you prefer but there are also some very significant positives - and this bridge is very much one of them. So a recap. It can do no harm and may indeed raise a few spirits. The combined rail/road bridge spanning the Zambezi will be 923m long. Hopefully some resourceful person will tell us how this size of bridge compares with others elsewhere in the world.

Very obviously, it will be extraordinarily large, the Zambezi being of course a monster of a river. The cost of constructing the bridge will also be monstrous. The estimated figure of US$259.3 million can have meaning for only a relatively small number of people in the two countries, Botswana and Zambia, which are mounting the project.

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Women unite for progress

It underscores the indispensable role women play in our society, particularly in building strong households and nurturing families. The recognition of women as the bedrock of our communities is not just a sentiment; it's a call to action for all women to stand together and support each other in their endeavours.The society's aim to instil essential principles and knowledge for national development is crucial. By providing a platform for...

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