Khawa — In mild of resetting targets and redefining the event agenda, President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi on Wednesday toured Khawa neighborhood initiatives the place he referred to as for readjustment of scope and strategic planning with a view to enhancing worth chains.
The tour coated newly constructed market stalls, road lights, date palms and a slaughter slab presently below development at Swakara Sheep Farm.
President Masisi stated the developments, initiated throughout the 2019 Khawa Dune Problem, wouldn’t solely give the village a facelift but additionally rework livelihoods and chart a path in the direction of financial prosperity.
He reiterated the necessity for mindset reset and redefining scope to attain excessive affect outcomes for enchancment of livelihoods.
Resetting of service supply to make sure that the folks have been assisted accordingly was essential, he stated.
The President stated Khawa, celebrated for its distinctive bodily options, was a possible tourism hub which had prompted authorities to spend money on the talked about infrastructural improvement.
Noting that the dune problem was usually the village’s solely financial spotlight, authorities noticed the necessity to diversify actions.
Dr Masisi stated the infrastructure was a continuation of his predecessor Lt. Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama’s efforts and counseled the previous president for a sterling job within the improvement of Khawa by means of the dune problem.
He additionally praised the Kgalagadi District Council for implementing the initiatives and acknowledged MP for Kgalagadi South Mr Sam Brooks’ contribution to the dune problem throughout his tenure as council chairperson.
Kgalagadi District Council secretary Ms Baipelelang Photlokwe stated when President Masisi shared his plans for Khawa in 2019, the council rose to the event by putting in road lights, placing up market stalls and planting date palms.
The developments, she stated, have been meant to show Khawa right into a vacationer attraction space the place the neighborhood might have extra actions along with the dune problem.
Giving particulars of the initiatives, Ms Photlokwe defined that paving of the three.2 km stretch of street resulting in the kgotla had created employment for 136 folks.
The photo voltaic streetlights, which cowl 4.5 km, have been accomplished in 2020 inside time and finances whereas erection of market stalls, financed by means of constituency and Poverty Eradication Programme funds, employed 10 folks.
Concerning the market stalls, she stated the world would additionally function a public sq. for the neighborhood.
For his half, Mr Brooks expressed gratitude to the President for fulfilling his promise to the folks of Khawa.
He stated authorities was engaged on creating Khawa right into a tourism hub due to its pristine atmosphere.
Presently, he stated, plans have been underway to create a street linking Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park with Khawa KD15 Park.
In his remarks, Khawa’s Kgosi Piet Manyoro famous that enterprise improvement initiatives within the village was expensive as a result of poor state of the entry street.
That, he stated, posed challenges to contractors therefore the necessity to tar the street.
President Masisi was accompanied by the Minister of Agricultural Growth and Meals Safety Mr Karabo Gare.
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