Khama Back Home

| June 1, 2015

President Lt Gen. Seretse Khama Ian Khama returned home yesterday (May 31) from London and Washington DC, where he attended Africa Day celebrations and a Conservation International meeting.

Senior Private Secretary to the President, Brigadier George Tlhalerwa, said President Khama attended Africa Day celebrations in London at the invitation of African ambassadors and high commissioners as a guest of honour.

Brig. Tlhalerwa said, since this year marked the 52nd Africa Day, President Khama spoke about varying issues from democracy, development to peace and stability as well as the potential that Africa held with regards to global atmosphere including tourism conservation.

Africa Day was celebrated under the theme: Women Empowerment and Development towards Agenda 2063. The day celebrated formation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), the precursor to the African Union (AU), back in 1963. It acknowledged progress that Africans had made, while reflecting upon common challenges that Africa faces in a global environment.

Brig. Tlhalerwa said from London, President Khama proceeded to Washington DC where he attended a Conservation International board of directors meeting. He said President Khama updated board members about the outcome of the Kasane conference on the illegal wildlife trade that was held last year.

He said President Khama briefed board members about issues discussed such as stemming wildlife crime, trafficking and poaching.

He also briefed the board that elephants in Africa were endangered species and engaged them about what could be done with regard to deploying anti-poaching strategies and other measures to safeguard wildlife.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: Governance

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