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BOTSWANA PRISON SERVICE CELEBRATES 56 YEARS OF EXISTENCE
19/05/14
BOTSWANA PRISON SERVICE CELEBRATES 56 YEARS OF EXISTENCE
BOTSWANA PRISON SERVICE CELEBRATES 56 YEARS OF EXISTENCE

BOTSWANA PRISON SERVICE CELEBRATES 56 YEARS OF EXISTENCE

On the 17th May 2014, the Botswana Prisons Service held the Prisons Day celebrations at Prisons Staff College in Mahalapye. The event kick started with an exhilarating display of the Presidential Salute drill followed by the national anthem after which the President inspected the guard of honour.

There was plenty of entertainment as South division inmates dressed in black and white sugar-coated the event with a Zion gospel music item.

Tug of war was one of the activities that could not escape the audiences’ eyes as this time around, a tussle was between the Botswana Police Service and the Botswana Prison Services ladies. The first round was won by Botswana Police Service which called for the wardresses to tighten up the muscle and made an equaliser as there emerged a tie among the two opponents. The Botswana Prison Service emerged the winners as Principal Officer Ms Kemmonye Batshabang dubbed` Kuka Ntsu` - the stopper, sat on the rope at the back of her team mates and made the Botswana Police ladies to be  in for a high jump!

words in sending the entertainment message to the audience. The eye catching performance was while he was driving cattle pulling a sledge with a guitar inside; `dikgomo tse ke maroba jokwe’ as it has always been sung in the past, it was a spectacular display of phathisi, setapa and Polka Music and dance.

There was an amazing choir competition which was among the South and Northern Division; the winners were the Southern division who won a trophy and some funds. The trophy was presented by His Honour, the Vice President of the Republic of Botswana Hon.Dr Ponatshego H. Kedikilwe, who is also MP for Mmadinare. The Moshupa Boys Prison made the day shine through their Pantsula Dance skill performance plus the Marimba Music

 The President Lieutenant General Seretse Khama Ian Khama as the guest of honour was among the dignitaries who graced the Botswana Prison Day celebrations and during this magnificent event.

Representatives from the Prison Services of the Republic of South Africa, Lesotho, Mozambique, and members of the House of Chiefs, cabinet Ministers and members of Diplomatic corps graced the stunning occasion.The day was filled with lots of activities such as auction sale of livestock,boer goats and sale of  fresh vegetable produce courtesy of inmates

 

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