Botswana: The Minister of Youth, Gender, Sport and Culture Minister Tumiso Rakgare, has said that opportunities are abundant in the creative and cultural sector value chain.
Minister Rakgare was speaking during the celebration of Batlokwa Culture and Heritage at the 5th annual Mafifatswana Cultural Festival held over the weekend at the Batlokwa VDC grounds at Tlokweng. The event was celebrated under the theme “My Culture, My Pride: Journey to 2025.”
Minister Rakgare alluded that culture is important in defining evolutionary identity and the meaning of life, and therefore there is a need to apply conscience and love to promote a culture of peace, enhance the values of cultural diversity, foster global prosperity and build a new environment of peace and happiness.
He touched on the recently launched Mindset change by His Excellency, The President of the Republic of Botswana, Dr Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi, as one of the priority areas of the reset agenda.
“The achievement of the vision requires a paradigm shift in the way we think and the way we conduct our businesses and further introspect for a mindset change,” he said.
In addition, Rakgare accentuated the need to embrace our roots and adapt initiatives that build and improve livelihoods in terms of revenue generation.
Batlokwa Paramount Chief Kgosi Puso Gaborone mentioned that the notable day marked a way of recognition of Batlokwa culture and appreciating the Batlokwa culture while adapting to the modernized way of doing things.
He appreciated the government of Botswana for the recently launched National Arts Council of Botswana, which is responsible for transforming the local creative and cultural sector.