Botswana: President Geingob to Open Ghanzi Show

Ghanzi — The President of Namibia, Dr Hage Geingob will officiate at the 2019 Ghanzi Agricultural Show on July 27. The chairperson of Ghanzi show trust, Mr Thuso Mackenzie said the official opening, which was initially scheduled for Friday, had been rescheduled to Saturday due to President Geingob's work commitments in his country.

Mr Mackenzie said inviting President Dr Geingob was beyond sharing the border and strengthening the historical ties with their Namibian counterparts, saying that beef farming was a major common denominator between the two countries.

He said the Omaheke region in Namibia equally prides its self as a beef region just like Ghanzi region, he said, adding "Even some of our exhibitors are from Namibia and South Africa". President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi and the first lady, Ms Neo Masisi are expected to grace the event. Meanwhile, during a special full council session, Ghanzi District Council Chairperson, Mr Galetlhaole Sixpence hailed the show organising committee for inviting President Geingob, saying it is history in the making to witness a head of state officiating at an agricultural show in another country.

The show will be from July 22 to July 28, with the first two days dedicated to setting-up, while Wednesday and Thursday would be for cattle and small stock judging respectively. Thursday night, would be the Miss Ghanzi Show pageant, while show goers will witness a dog race on Friday. Saturday line-up also includes horse racing and a prize giving gala dinner.

Source : BOPA

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