Opportunities Accrue to Those Ready

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Botswana Defence Force (BDF) ground forces commander, Major General Gotsileene Morake says opportunities in life accrue to those who are ready to take them.

Speaking at the BDF’s seventh honours and awards ceremony at the Sir Seretse Khama Barracks on November 21, he said the future and progress of men and women at the BDF was in their control.

He said the 51 individual award winners rose to the occasion when opportunities availed themselves and acted swiftly to achieve what they were expected to do hence getting awards. He urged to them to keep the ball rolling and to perform to the highest levels of their abilities.

He also encouraged them to be the best in physical fitness, firing and to be the best disciplined soldier, available when duty called and to be the best sportsmen or women. He also urged them to suggest and offer constructive ideas to their superiors and to become more accountable soldiers in looking after the equipment entrusted to their care.

Maj. Gen. Morake said no organisation in the world wanted to be associated with failure, and that they should all aspire to be the best among the best. He urged them to be consistent and to set the bar high as well as to be exemplary to others beyond the confinement of the BDF barracks.

He challenged those who did not receive awards not to despair and to continue working hard as that would help them to become the best in the military. He thanked them for their contribution, adding that those who won was because of their support.

He applauded Mascom Wireless and Vivo Shell for their participation in the BDF honours and awards activities. That, he said, showed that the private sector recognised the good work of the BDF. “It is appreciated when someone objectively acknowledges the good work they do at the BDF.”

Captain Kabelo Mokgweetsi, 33, scooped the best pilot award, while a woman soldier, Lt Kegomoditswe Moeng was awarded the best junior commander.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: General

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