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Lobatse celebrate 120 years

SHARE   |   Monday, 30 October 2017   |   By Othusitse Tlhobogang
Lobatse celebrate 120 years

Lobatse will on November 4, 2017 come to a standstill as the township celebrates its 120 years in existence. The leadership of the town and the general public will take a moment to look back at where their town comes from and where it is going. The celebrations, which will be held under the theme: “Reviving fortunes and opportunities”, will take place at Lobatse Sport Complex. Lobatse acting Town Clerk, Mike Taukobong, said the day is meant to celebrate the achievements of the town and look back at its challenges as well as map the way-forward for its further development. Taukobong said Lobatse has had great opportunities in the past when it was the first administrative centre of Botswana. He said they have however missed on these opportunities that saw all major developments moving to Gaborone. Taukobong nonetheless said as they celebrate this historic town they are now looking at how to bring back these opportunities. “As the theme suggests we are now working at reviving the opportunities that the town had in the past and develop it further. We want to bring back what we missed in the past,” he said. He said by Lobatse could have become an investment hub had all the opportunities that were there been taken advantage of. The Lobatse Town Council however is on a drive to bring these back as they push for companies to invest in their town. Going with the motto ‘when you think investment think Lobatse’ the council is on the drive to attract investors to Lobatse. The people of Lobatse and Batswana are invited to gather at Lobatse Sport Complex on the day where they will learn of the history of the town as well as celebrate its successes. The public will learn of how Lobatse has been an attraction for freedom fighters such as Nelson Mandela and Samora Machel. There will, however, be a number of activities held during the day to form part of the celebrations.    



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