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MMEWA seeks to revive Setswana culture
10/05/10
MMEWA seeks to revive Setswana culture

GABORONE - President Lt Gen.Seretse Khama Ian Khama has commended the Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Affairs (MMEWA) for their efforts to revive and uphold Setswana culture.
Speaking at MMEWA's Letlhafula Day in Gaborone on Friday, President Khama said Batswana should not forget where they come from, adding that the principle of Botho defines a Motswana.
He said in the villages, people are still holding on to the principle of Botho hence they respect one another and he therefore urged people to extend the principle to urban areas where they work.
The objective of the day was to revive culture as well as celebrate Dikgafela and Letlhafula.
The day, which was celebrated at the Department of Water Affairs kgotla saw employees display their talents in traditional and chorale music, poems and drama.

 
On the menu was traditional food such as bogobe jwa lerotse, seswaa, letshotlho and morogo wa dinawa.


The food, which was prepared was contributed by the employees of the ministry.
After the day's activities, President Khama toured the Department of Water Affairs' waste water re-use innovations, where he was shown how used water is treated for reuse.
The Department of Water Affairs generates 20 000 litres of waste water per day and it is used for irrigation of an established orchard and vegetable garden.
Meanwhile, the Permanent Secretary in the MMEWA Mr Gabaake Gabaake said his ministry does not excel by sheer luck, but through hard work and dedication of the staff.


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