The bus rank fiasco

Hundreds of people gathered at Gaborone Hotel yesterday following an invitation by the Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs to former miners in South African mines.

 The invitation served to establish if the former miners qualify for the South Africa Mine Workers Provident Fund. This is a form of monetary compensation for the workers. The invitation also called on the children or relatives of former miners to come and check if they appear on the list.  From the long queues, it is evident that Batswana contributed a lot to South Africa's economic growth and vice versa. However, what concerns us is that these multitudes of people, come from all parts of the country, hence it was impolite for whoever made this call to just crowd people at the Gaborone Bus Rank. 

We live in the age of newspapers, television and new media, which can improve communication.  It was like those who organised that did not fully utilise their brains before resolving to call the people.First, they should have thought about the major villages that produced the miners in mind Kanye, Molepolole, Thamaga, Palapye, Mahalapye and others. 

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