Karate battles P200,000 debt

Fire-fighting: Bakwadi has known no peace since assuming office. PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Fire-fighting: Bakwadi has known no peace since assuming office. PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

When the Botswana Karate Association (BOKA) executive committee was ushered into office in January, there was only P300 in the bank account.

Before getting comfortable in office, BOKA president, Mpho Bakwadi had to deal with letters of demand from creditors. “I was shocked by the amount of debts created by the previous committee we had to clear,” he said as he reflected on his six months in office this week.

Bakwadi said finding empty coffers made life difficult for the entire executive. He said leading an association under such conditions needed a brave leader, someone who knew what he wanted for karate.

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