Residents of Xaixai in Ngamiland are happy about the initiatives that government continues to offer them.
Kgosi John Marenga said this during the kitchen soup session hosted for them by President Lt Gen. Seretse Khama Ian Khama over the holidays. Kgosi Marenga informed the President that they were now able to access all available programmes.
However, Kgosi Marenga expressed concern about transport challenges and the bad state of the road between Qangwa and Nokaneng.
He asked for a caravan that could keep drugs for HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis patients.
He also noted that the social worker and other government officials did not have offices.
Kgosi Marenga said that they needed to be updated about the trust as they had not been well informed since it was taken over by the Botswana Tourism Board.
When explaining the kitchen soup to the people of Xaixai, the Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Mr Thapelo Olopeng, said the initiative was intended for the President to share a meal with them, noting that all the requests that were made had been noted and would be attended to.
Xaixai councillor, Mr Lele Sokwe, said the community was pleased with the President’s visit.
Cllr Sokwe asked the President for electricity reticulation in the village.
Cgae Cgae Tlhabololo Trust manager, Mr Eric Keharara, explained to the President that people in his village earned a living through beads crafts.
He said this when the President visited the place where they made beads products. He explained that they bought beads from the shops in Maun and sometimes got them from tourists.
He said they made key holders, hair bands, bracelets, bags and many other products.
Furthermore, he explained that the business was carried out by the Dihwese (Basarwa) and the Herero tribes who lived in the village.