Khama berates GCC for failing to collect garbage

source: Sunday Standard
by Godfrey Ganetsang
27-06-2010

President Ian Khama on Friday raked Gaborone City Council officers over hot coals for failing to collect litter. Addressing a full council meeting last week, Khama expressed concern at the filthy state of Gaborone and urged the council to marshal their resources to ensure that the city is kept clean.

“I am concerned by the filthy state of our capital city. Remember that Gaborone houses government and provides a mirror through which the international community and tourists judge our country” he said.

Khama urged GCC to network with other councils and the private sector to ensure that Gaborone is kept aesthetically and environmentally appealing to visitors and potential investors.

When opening the full council meeting last week, Gaborone Mayoress Veronica Lesole said GCC is awaiting the delivery of four refuse compactor trucks from [continue reading]

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  1. And this in time of the World Cup in South Africa!!!!

    Cerainly plenty of tourists wanted to visit Botswana…

    it is JUST an hour by plane from Johanesburg.

    And when they see the dirty GABORONE…are they coming again?

    The Botswana Tourist Board does not know how to promote the country!

    The ad,which I heard on BBC,is SIMPLY NOT GOOD!

    It does not make ANY impression…the man,who is talking,does not speak in a way,that the listeners rememeber,what he said.






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