Green Building Council launched

SHARE   |   Monday, 08 August 2016   |   By Staff Writer
Palai Palai

The Minister of Infrastructure, Science & Technology Nonofo Molefhi says Botswana is going in the right direction towards green building initiative. Molefhi said the Innovation Hub Park is an example that the country has taken initiative in green building. Molefhi said this at the launch of Botswana Green Building Council (BoGBC) on Wednesday. He said that it is high time that stakeholders take keen interest in green building to reduce adverse effects of climate change. Molefhi has pledged his support to this cause of green building.

When giving an overview of Botswana Green Building Council, the co-founder of the council Bakang Palai said the main objective of the council is to promote green construction commonly known as sustainable building.  Palai said there is a need for a change of mind set for people to start building using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-effective. Green building has been identified as a way of addressing the adverse effects brought about by climate change. The world at large is struggling to cope with this change and people are advised to come up with environmentally friendly initiatives. The launch of Botswana Green Building Council has not only got the support of the Minister of Infrastructure, Science & Technology but also that of the South Africa Green Building Council.

After congratulating founders of BoGBC, the South Africa Green Building Council representative Thulani Kuzwayo offered to help them with anything thing they will need. Kuzwayo said they should not be seen to be standing apart but as one working for the same course for Africa. “The idea is to work together because we are all part of this fight against global warming,” said Kuzwayo.