Companies Build Computer Lab, Donate Bus to Football Team (allAfrica.com)

| September 14, 2015

Minister of Transport and Communications, Mr Tshenolo Mabeo has commended Botswana Fibre Network (BOFINET) and NOWAJI MPP companies for their donations worth over half a million Pula.

Speaking at the hand over ceremony of a computer lab and a minibus to Matlapana Primary School and Maun Tigers Football Club recently, Minister Mabeo emphasised the significance of private sector’s contribution to the development of the nation.

He thus urged other private sectors to emulate BOFINET and NOWAJI MPP companies to meet government’s shortfall. The computer lab equipment and fibre network connection and the minibus were worth about P507 000 and P84 000 respectively.

Minister Mabeo said Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) as well as transport were key enablers of economic diversification.

He further advised the school management and pupils to use the computer lab to the maximum in research purposes to achieve good results. NOWAJI MPP managing director, Mr Mpho Modise said the Matlapana Primary School project was part of their corporate community responsibility following diligent completion of the Maun local loop fibre network project.

Mr Modise, however, said they experienced challenges ranging from the nature of terrain, existing water pipelines and underground electric lines and therefore had to ensure safety and health standards to guard against faults.

An official from BOFINET, Ms Pauline Sebina said the Maun local loop optical fibre project has connected 37 government departments, University of Botswana and local roads to ease communication in globalised environment in the area which is a tourism destination.

E-government coordinator, Dr Ompone Kereteletswe noted that government recognised ICT as potential for economic growth and diversification.

Consequently, Mr Kereteletswe commended the four companies involved in the Maun local loop and Maun-Ngoma projects which included optical fibre connection at places like Shorobe, Sankoyo, Mababe and Khwai for delivering the project within the scope of three weeks later than due as a result of terrain challenges.

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