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Trans-Molopo Highway opens for traffic
06/10/10
The Trans- Molopo Highway was officially opened by the Minister of Transport and Communications, Honourable Frank Ramsden on behalf of His Excellency the President Lieutenant General Seretse Khama Ian Khama on the 28th September, 2010.
Trans-Molopo Highway opens for traffic

The Trans- Molopo Highway was officially opened by the Minister of Transport and Communications, Honourable Frank Ramsden on behalf of His Excellency the President Lieutenant General Seretse Khama Ian Khama on the 28th September, 2010.

The 255 kilometers highway starts from Tsabong in the north up to Bokspits in the south and traverses through the following villages; Bogogobo, Bokspits, Khuis, Kolonkwaneng, Gakhibana, Logagana, Middlepits, Maubelo, Rapplespan, Strensdum, Tsabong and Vaalhoek.

The road will significantly improve the lives of the local community as it will promote trade, tourism, efficient communications and enhances road safety. Overall, the road will contribute to the socio-economic developments of Botswana as it opens links with neighboring countries such as South Africa and Namibia and also link Botswana with other SADC countries.

"This project is simply a manifestation of the government` s commitment to bring developments closer to the people” explained Honorable Ramsden. He further went to explain that "a well developed and reliable transport system plays a central role in economic development of the country and as such it is important for Botswana to have a well developed links with other member countries". In his welcome remarks  Kgosi G. Jacobs thanked the minister and the government for taking an initiative in bring developments to their area as he official welcomed the public to the ceremony of the opening of the Trans- Molopo Highway.

The project was made possible through a number of foreign donor agencies which included Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA), the OPEC, and Fund for International Development (OFID) and the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED). 

Residents also thanked the government for the milestone development and cautioned others that the road although built with all the good intentions, it might also be a route for criminals, pointing out that as much as it is going to be easy for people to travel around it is going to be also easy for the criminals to come to their villages and terrorize them.

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