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Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources (MMEWR)
President Commends MMEWR
14/06/10
President Commends MMEWR

His Excellency, the President Lt Gen Seretse Khama Ian Khama has commended Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources (MMEWR) for reviving and upholding the Setswana Culture.

Speaking at the Department of Water Affairs (DWA) annual Letlhafula Celebrations held 0n 7th May 2010, he said culture is a very important aspect of life, therefore Batswana should not forget where they come from adding that the principle of Botho defines a Motswana.

The President, who also toured the department’s wastewater re-use projects, an innovation by the department on how waste water can be treated and re-used, said he was glad to see the effort being done to conserve water.
The department generates 20 000 liters of water which is used for watering fruits and vegetable gardens at the department.

For his part, the minister for Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources Hon. Dr. P.H.K Kedikilwe said it is a great honor as we are a in growing path as the ministry; it is indeed a prayer and it is very good as we are able to diversify the economy by making our own food and water.

The Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources Mr. Gabaake Gabaake said that the department has taken a big step on celebrating this day.

Mr. Gabaake took the opportunity to announce that MMEWR scooped first position in all ministries.

He said it became the first ever ministry to break the performance barrier of 90% by achieving 92%.
He said it is not by sheer luck that the ministry excels but through hard work, teamwork and staff dedication.

He also added that the ministry is faced with challenges that can be managed by all means and at all levels to ensure that customers are always assisted adding that without good customer service, the ministry could not achieve first position.

The occasion was to appreciate the value for traditional food and the Setswana culture among others Dikgafela. Metsi Chorale and Thothi Traditional group also entertained people.
 

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