Orange Foundation has partnered with Ntlo Ya Dikgosi (House of Chiefs) to host this year’s Ntlo ya Dikgosi Culture Day. The culture day will be held on 31 October 2015 at Tashy’s Gardens, along the Lobatse road and proceeds from event will be committed towards various charitable projects collectively chosen by the House.
This cultural initiative was founded by the House of Chiefs as a vehicle through which Dikgosi can celebrate the diversity of our local culture and at the same time raise funds for charity. Ntlo ya Dikgosi consists of 35 members, all Chiefs from the different Botswana tribes each being the custodian of their tribe’s culture. This event therefore is a perfect opportunity for both the Chiefs and Batswana to celebrate and appreciate the diversity of all the tribes.
The daylong event will feature various culture centric activities such as traditional Setswana games like Koi and Mhele to name a few. Entertainment for the day will be provided by local artists among them Ndhingo Johwa, Dikakapa, Shumba Ratshega and Mafitlhakgosi. The crowd will be treated to traditional cuisine and beverages.
The Honourable Minister of Youth, Sport and Culture is expected to officiate at the event. “Ntlo ya Dikgosi Culture Day is just one way that as an Organization we are proud to reach out to the people of Botswana as well as fulfil our mandate and commitment of supporting the preservation of local culture,” says Boga Chilinde Masebu, PR and Foundation Manager for Orange.
“Because this is a culture day, we expect our patrons to come dressed up in their traditional attire, come out in large numbers and let’s celebrate our beautiful culture,” says Chilinde Masebu.