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H.E. the President has no investments in tourism projects in...
10/05/10

In light of recent innuendos appearing in the media, this Office wishes to state that H.E. the President Lt. Gen. Seretse Khama Ian Khama, does not have any investments in tourism projects within the Central Kgalagadi Game Reserve.At the same time this Office wishes to affirm that citizens of Botswana are not only free but encouraged to take up opportunities to invest in tourism projects throughout the country.

Finally this Office wishes to once more record its commitment to the ongoing consultative process with all CKGR Stakeholders whose early conclusion we look forward to in line with His Excellency's November 2009 statement to Parliament that:

"Government remains committed to ensuring that local communities are involved in, and derive direct benefits from, the sustainable management of local resources. This includes those living in and adjacent to the Central Kgalagadi Game Reserve, where a revised Management Plan now forms the basis for our ongoing consultations. It is my intention and hope that we shall achieve sufficient consensus to finally bring closure to this matter."

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