We should encourage and motivate our sports men and women to be top achievers during their careers by not only rewarding them when they win medals or do well in National teams but also after they retire.
Therefore, we are introducing an initiative that will further reward such sportsmen and women after they retire by helping them to establish themselves in their new lives. The initiative will be called Agriculture Investment for Sports which will see top achievers being given livestock and smallstock as an investment for their future after sports.
I therefore call upon owners of livestock and smallstock to pledge any number of animals for this purpose and their pledges will be kept in a register.
Each code of sport will identify who they think are deserving recipients for this investment and at their retirement donors of livestock will be contacted to avail their pledges for onward transmission to the beneficiary. We look forward to your support for this initiative.
*Khama is the outgoing President of Botswana, he posted the suggestion his Facebook page