Botswana President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi donates bull to Molefhe family

Botswana: It was jubilation for the Molefhe family when they received a Brahman bull from His Excellency the President, Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi, in Tsutsubega Village yesterday.

Botswana: It was jubilation for the Molefhe family when they received a Brahman bull from His Excellency the President, Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi, in Tsutsubega Village yesterday.

While handing over the bull to Mr Keotile Molefhe, President Masisi said the aim of the donation is to help grow small-scale farmers.

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He said it is the government’s commitment to helping improve the numbers and quality of livestock locally, especially cattle. The President added that the idea is to have local farmers produce quality cattle that can compete even internationally.


 

 


He urged Batswana to raise children with knowledge of how important agriculture is and cultivate the interest at a young age. President Masisi said the countrywide donation of bulls is a quest to sow a seed of giving among Batswana so that they can help each other to grow.

When receiving the bull, Molefhe said he had been wondering how he was going to improve his cattle; therefore, the bull has come as a great boost. He said it would help him to produce a quality breed that he could sell and take good care of his family.

President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi donated a German Simmental bull to Mr Olebile Radipitse yesterday in Nxabe, Shorobe Village.

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Speaking at the ceremony, President Masisi encouraged the recipient and other farmers to develop the spirit of sharing in order to uplift each other. He said this will lead to the achievement of the Vision 2036 pillar on prosperity for all.

President Masisi said the donations are an encouragement to farmers. He stated that the donated bulls should boost farmers and increase their production. He advised Mr Radipitse to take care of the bull for it to perform at its best.

For his part, Mr Radipitse thanked the President for being identified as one of the beneficiaries of the initiative and said he appreciated the gesture. He stated that the bull is not his alone but the whole community, adding that he will make sure that they benefit from it.