Matsheng Mall to Transform Hukuntsi

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

The P40 million new shopping mall in Hukuntsi will change the landscape of the village, reduce unemployment and enhance living conditions.

The atmosphere is filled with ambiance of happiness as residents of Hukuntsi and its catchment areas are awaiting the completion of Matsheng Mall.

The mall is strategically located in the entrance of Hukuntsi next to the primary hospital along KangHukuntsi main road.

In an interview, the owner of the mall, Mr Abel Monnakgotla of ATampT Monnakgotla said they expect the contractor to have completed the project by the end of November, adding that initially when they planned the mall they projected 250 job opportunities.

Mr Monnakgotla said the project is scheduled to be operational starting next month, adding that reputable retailers and service providers such as Barclays bank, CEDA,CB stores, Shoppers, Furnmart, Pep store have already secured space.

Moreover, he said in order to address the scarcity of accommodation in Hukuntsi, they were building a hotel with huge conference room within the shopping mall.

For his part, Lehututu Village Development Committee member, Mr Daniel Motsaatlhobolo commended ATampT Monnakgotla for the project.

“We are proud of Matsheng Mall as it has attracted banking facilities such as Barclays bank and we hope that the problem facing small micro and medium enterprises( SMMEs) such as lack of access to finance in rural areas would be solved,” he said.

He noted that the presence of Barclays bank would reduce the long distance travelled by people to Jwaneng to access banking services. Furthermore, he encouraged investors to continue exploring the district for business ventures because Kgalagadi has abundance of investment opportunities.

The sentiments were echoed by Mr Leish Moncho, a resident of Hukuntsi, who said that the new shopping complex would create employment opportunities and raise living standards.

However, Mr Tebo Mogapele an unemployed resident of Hukuntsi had a very different view about the new mall. He said there was likelihood of population increment as people would migrate to the area in search of greener pastures.

He further said this could result in crime and other social ills.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: Business & Finance

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