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LEGISLATORS RECEIVE GOOD WISHES
11/12/18
President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi has extended good wishes to Members of Parliament and their families for the forthcoming festive season and new year during a luncheon he hosted for legislators and their spouses at the State House on December 10.  At the beginning of a week where the legislators are due to wind up the current parliamentary session, MPs shared lunch with the president and First Lady Neo Masisi, both of whom expressed good wishes to the legislators ahead of the Christmas and New Year period.

President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi has extended good wishes to Members of Parliament and their families for the forthcoming festive season and new year during a luncheon he hosted for legislators and their spouses at the State House on December 10. 

At the beginning of a week where the legislators are due to wind up the current parliamentary session, MPs shared lunch with the president and First Lady Neo Masisi, both of whom expressed good wishes to the legislators ahead of the Christmas and New Year period.
“We are glad to have everyone here,” Dr Masisi said. 
“We wish you well over the festive season as you go to spend time with your families, and we hope you will be fully recharged for the new year. To our other compatriots, since it will be election year we hope you will be ready for the battle ahead, we hope you will be well rehearsed for it.” 
Welcoming the MPs to the State House, First Lady Neo Masisi extended wishes of prosperity and good health for the upcoming year, while also expressing gratitude for the support legislators got from their spouses.
“We thank the Lord for the wonderful gift of life, we should not take our lives for granted; there are many others who have not made it to the end of the year. We are also grateful for the spouses of Members of Parliament for the support they give MPs as they carry out their national duty throughout the year,” Ms Masisi said. 
Acting Speaker of the National Assembly Mr Kagiso Molatlhegi urged the president to make the luncheon a regular affair in order to assist MPs to build a spirit of team work.
“Such occasions help us to be united, and strengthen our team work. We urge the president to call us here often, even for evening occasions where, after drowning a few bottles, some MPs may lose their inhibitions and open up,” joked a jovial Mr Molatlhegi.
Minister for Presidential Affairs, Governance and Public Administration, Mr Nonofo Molefhi said through the luncheon, the first couple sought to bring MPs to the State House, an important national institution, to socialise informally, having worked together in a formal setting for most of the year. BOPA

  

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