Botswana: Bathoen Museum Promotes Traditional Cuisine

| April 1, 2016

By Mooketsi Mojalemotho

Kanye - A curator at Kgosi Bathoen II Memorial Museum in Kanye, Onkgopotse Pule says the rate at which traditional Setswana dishes are getting replaced by modern cuisine is a concern.

Pule said this has prompted the museum to prepare traditional dishes such as letlhodi, lebelebele, dikgobe, serobe and many others as a way of promoting and preserving Setswana culture.

"Bear in mind that as a museum we are also tasked with the mandate to promote Botswana's cultural heritage in all aspects within the Ngwaketse region, and the inevitable and relentless modernisation has a bearing on our mandate," she said.

She further stated that Kanye as one of the oldest and largest villages in Botswana has a lot to offer in terms of historical places and buildings of cultural significance.

She said the museum intends to produce a documentary about the history of Kanye, its ancient buildings, leadership and lifestyle which will be aired on September 30 as part of the 50th celebration fiesta.

In addition, Pule relayed that as a way of acknowledging the outstanding contribution by former nation builders as well as appreciate the humble beginning of Botswana's self-rule, the museum would stage a prior and post-independence picture exhibition.

She said all the aspirations of the museum could only become achieved if other players such as the public and business community come on board.

Source: All Africa

Category: Governance

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