Botswana: Cabinet to Consider Plans for 2010 World Cup

source: allAfrica

Mmegi/The Reporter (Gaborone)

April 25, 2007
Posted to the web April 25, 2007

Ryder Gabathuse

Environment, Wildlife and Tourism Minister Kitso Mokaila has said the cabinet will soon look into how Botswana can benefit from the 2010 World Cup in neighbouring South Africa. He said at the annual official opening of the tourism season in Kasane that the working committee charged with the task is due to make presentations to the cabinet.

“The matter of the 2010 World Cup is being taken to the cabinet as the committee needs facilities to run its campaign to host some of the teams participating in the World Cup, for their training and other needs,” he said at the function held under the aegis of the Hospitality and Tourism Association Board (HATAB). He pointed out that although countries have not yet qualified for the World Cup, the committee will bank on the history of teams that have in the past made it to the tournament continuously when doing its work. “We are therefore, talking to some multinationals to support our endeavours so that the country can benefit,” he revealed.

During the function, Mokaila emphasised that that the tourist operator C-permit is strictly reserved for citizens. “The tour operator business [continuer reading]

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