Security lapse as Khama`s plane proves too big for airstrip
*President returns to Gaborone prematurely
*Khama fails to open the new 257km Trans-Kalahari highway
It would seem President Ian Khama’s security boys did a shoddy job yesterday after his plane failed to land at a small airstrip at Gakhibana, about 80km from Bokspits.
The plane could not land because it was too big for the airstrip, forcing the presidential party to return to Gaborone without achieving its mission of opening the new 257km Trans-Kalahari highway.
Khama’s crew was scheduled to disembark at the Gakhibana airstrip before travelling 80km to Bokspits for his much-anticipated official opening of the economically important road for the Kgalagadi District. However the presidential party had to return to Gaborone without setting foot in Bokspits where proceedings went on without them. It appeared that a combination of a security lapse and poor planning led to the President failing to land at the airport. A public servant, who was [continue reading]