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Friday, September 20, 2013
Park's ownership now big problem for Government
A consultative meeting between the Botswana Tourism Organisation (BTO) and Ngamiland dikgosi on the proposed commercialisation of the Maun Educational Park (MEP) yesterday (Thursday) came to a thundering conclusion. The ownership of the educational park is now the bone of contention between the community and the central government. The meeting was attended by Kgosi Keatile Moremi and all dikgosi from the length and breadth of Ngamiland, from Gudigwa to Makalamabedi. This week's meeting follows a series of consultative meetings held by dikgosi with their communities in the past few weeks.
The Minister of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism, Tshekedi Khama, had given the Ngamiland community a tight deadline of six weeks in which to have consulted on the commercialisation of the MEP. On Thursday, after a brief introduction of the proposed project by the chief executive officer, Myra Sekgorororwane and a detailed presentation by a consultant from GISPlan extolling the niceties entailed by the project, the Batawana response was short and to the point.
Read more about this in the latest Ngami Times http://www.ngamitimes.com/