Today (June 22) marked 100 days before Botswana’s 50th Independence anniversary celebrations slated for September 30. Botswana will on September 30, 2016 celebrate 50 years of Independence (#BOT50) from British rule. The day started with a walk from the Gaborone Bus Rank to the Main Mall where the actual launch of the 100 days was kick started.
Speaking at the event earlier today, BOT50 Committee Chairperson, Boyce Sebetlela said they will on the actual day of Independence erect fan parks for those who will not make it to the National stadium for the all-star national celebrations.
Sebetlela said the fan parks will come in handy for the anticipated multitudes that will want to be part of the historic and milestone celebrations. The BOT50 celebrations are slated for the National stadium which has a sitting capacity of 30, 000. There will be a pre-independence celebration on September 29, followed by a huge jamboree on September 30.
“We are aware that the national stadium won’t be able to accommodate the multitudes that are anticipated to fill up the stadium. We have therefore taken decision as the BOT50 committee to erect fan parks where Batswana especially those residing in and around Gaborone can use to enjoy the actual festivities taking place at the stadium.”
“We will be in touch with the city mayor, Kagiso Thutlwe in order to finalize where to erect these fun parks.” Furthermore, the former legislator urged every citizen to be a part of these celebrations adding that it is high time Batswana reflected where they come from.
Sebetlela noted that in so doing, Botswana will be a better place for all as per former US President John F. Kennedy, “My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” Sebetlela further assured the city mayor that the BOT50 roving touch will arrive in Gaborone on the 25th of September 2016.