10 June 2014

Botswana: Toyota 1000 Kalahari Desert Race to Benefit Small Businesses

press release

Small and medium businesses in Jwaneng will profit from the annual Toyota 1000 Kalahari desert race, according to Botswana Tourism Organisation's public relations officer, Ms Keitumetse Setlang. Addressing ward development committees recently, Ms Setlang said vendors and hawkers would be given licences to sell during the three-day event.

She explained that the intention was to have between 30 and 40 stalls for vendors with each stall worth P350 while hawkers would buy licences at P250 only. Ms Setlang explained that some stalls would be available to hire at the camp site but the amount and number would be determined by the company that would be responsible for the campsite.

She called on the ward development committees to encourage the public to apply for the stalls. She informed the ward development committees that the intention was to out-source litter collection and security during the race. Jwaneng residents should be ready for such tasks in order to get or augment their income.

One of the committee members, Mr Kabelo Gothaang, expressed delight that Jwaneng would host this year's Toyota 1 000 Kalahari desert race, and the benefits that would accrue to residents. He pleaded with the organizers to give ward development committees stalls for free during the event as most of them did not have any income. Responding to the plea, Ms Setlang said the organizing committee would consider the request of the ward development committee. (BOPA)

Small and medium businesses in Jwaneng will profit from the annual Toyota 1000 Kalahari desert race, according to Botswana Tourism Organisation's public relations officer, Ms Keitumetse Setlang. Addressing ward development committees recently, Ms Setlang said vendors and hawkers would be given licences to sell during the three-day event.

She explained that the intention was to have between 30 and 40 stalls for vendors with each stall worth P350 while hawkers would buy licences at P250 only. Ms Setlang explained that some stalls would be available to hire at the camp site but the amount and number would be determined by the company that would be responsible for the campsite.

She called on the ward development committees to encourage the public to apply for the stalls. She informed the ward development committees that the intention was to out-source litter collection and security during the race.

Jwaneng residents should be ready for such tasks in order to get or augment their income. One of the committee members, Mr Kabelo Gothaang, expressed delight that Jwaneng would host this year's Toyota 1 000 Kalahari desert race, and the benefits that would accrue to residents. He pleaded with the organizers to give ward development committees stalls for free during the event as most of them did not have any income. Responding to the plea, Ms Setlang said the organizing committee would consider the request of the ward development committee. (BOPA)

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