Botswana: President of Botswana, Dr Mokgweetsi E. K. Masisi, visited two families in Lehututu to console them after the passing of their family members recently.
Speaking at the Mahupu and Pudi families, respectively, President Dr Masisi said it was necessary for him to visit both families after hearing about their tragic loss.
He said losing a loved one because of death can never be easy, urging both families to pray and stand strong.
He said no one is ever prepared for the loss of a loved one, adding that their loss is also a national loss.
The Mahupu family lost two daughters; one was ten years old, and the second was eight years old in a car accident last week Saturday along the Hukuntsi – Kang road.
The two girls were travelling with their mother to Hukuntsi when the car they were travelling in overturned.
While the Pudi family lost their 26-year-old daughter recently in Gantsi during a head-on collision which claimed eight lives.
Speaking to both families respectively, the Assitant Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, who is also the Member of Parliament for Kgalagadi North, Honourable Talita Monnakgotla, said losing young lives through road accidents is tragic and painful. She also thanked the President for supporting residents in her constituency during this difficult time.
On the same day, yesterday afternoon, His Excellency Dr Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi, Honourable Thulaganyo Segokgo and the Permanent Secretary to the President toured the Stargems Diamond Cutting and Polishing factory in Gaborone.
The factory General Manager, Sandeep Kalombekar, informed H.E. and his Delegation that they employ young people and also offer them training.
Under the guidance of Dr Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi, the government of Botswana is increasing Diamond Beneficiation; the Stargems factory serves as an example of the types of industries that are being realized as increasing beneficiation is achieved.