BOTHO UNIVERSITY HOSTED THE BOT50 PANEL DISCUSSION AS PART OF THE INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATIONS

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Botho University hosted the Bot50 Panel Discussion as part of the Independence celebrations

As preparations for Botswana’s upcoming golden jubilee independence celebrations kick started, the Botho University community hosted a panel discussion under the theme: Vision 2016 Achievements, Challenges and Way Forward.

The panel discussion had experts from different backgrounds and the presentation was done by Dr Pelotshweu Moepeng from the Vision 2016 council.

The panel discussion was a forum in which the Vision 2016 report was evaluated, looking at the goals which were crafted as seven pillars that straddle all areas of development. The seven pillars were spelled out in the vision 2016 booklet thus:

  • An educated and informed nation
  • A prosperous, Productive and Innovative nation
  • A Compassionate, Just and Caring Nation
  • A Safe and Secure Nation
  • An Open, Democratic and Accountable Nation
  • A Moral and Tolerant Nation
  • A United and Proud Nation

20 years into the Vision it is imperative for the nation to pause and reflect on achievements made, challenges encountered and future prospects. The need to reflect cannot be overemphasized as the country celebrates 50 years of independence this year.

To help the panelistsand participants unpack this, the following speakers were in attendance:

  • Prof. Zibani Maundeni (Senior Lecture Political Science UB)
  • Rev. Daniel Moshabi (Faith-Based Organization)
  • Mr Oabona Kgengwenyane (MD Innolead Consulting)

The Botho University community was however grateful for how the event unfolded and the impact made on students, who also made constructive contributions towards the debate. As a community, Botho University was to do the debate justice.