Gaborone — First Lady, Ms Neo Masisi on Sunday joined hordes of women to celebrate Women's Day at a lunch organised by the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) Women's Wing.
The underlying message of Ms Masisi' speech was that irrespective of the numerous challenges that women had to grapple with on a daily basis, there were nonetheless several reasons why they needed to celebrate their womanhood.
The First Lady, who was guest speaker at the event, pleaded with women to cherish themselves at all times and not to allow their challenges to mask their beauty as a species in all of creation.
She hailed women for the many roles that they played in their families as well as in the society.
Ms Masisi said in addition to being ambassadors of good virtues, women were the glue that held communities together.
She thus implored all to take their mothers seriously, saying of all relationships, there was none that was as special as that of a mother and her children.
The chairperson of the BDP Women's Wing finance committee Ms Orefitlhetse Masire similarly praised mothers and women in general for their resilience.
Ms Masire observed that despite challenges such as poverty and unemployment, as well as social ills like gender-based violence, women still carried in them and exhibited great wisdom and courage to emerge above the setbacks.
Describing a mother as an emblem of love, she said a mother was a reservoir of the kind of love that made families shine and thrive.
Women's Wing deputy chairperson Ms Veronica Lesole said the event provided a platform for mothers to be appreciated for their roles in their families, communities and in the nation.
She said they looked forward to a productive and fruitful 10-year term under Ms Masisi's love and care.
Source : BOPA