Botswana Railways Supports Tswapong Culture Day

Monday, February 12, 2018

Botswana Railways (BR) joined multitudes who turned up for the 8th edition of the Annual Tswapong Culture Day which was commemorated late last year under the theme "My culture, my identity, progress and the future of the next generation", at Lecheng village.
Botswana Railways participated in the event as part of the strategy to reach out to potential clients in the region and raise awareness on services offered by the Organisation. The BR team gave comprehensive deliberations on Blue mark and Passenger services. The audience were delighted, and vowed to use the services as they are safe, comfortable and affordable.
The event was graced by among others the Permanent Secretary to the President of the Republic of Botswana, Mr. Carter Morupisi, Minister of Land Management, Water and Sanitation Services who is also the Member of Parliament for Lerala Maunatlala, Honourable Prince Maele, Kgosi Prince Obuseng of Lecheng.
“This commemoration provides an opportunity for Batswapong to unite and celebrate our culture” said the Minister of Health and Wellness who is also Member of Parliament for Sefhare-Ramokgonami Ms. Dorcas Makgatho. Makgatho further appealed to the natives to build a cultural village to assist in conserving and documenting the culture of the Batswapong.
Speakers of the day noted that Batswapong originate from Ga-Mmalebogo in South Africa and they settled in the area around 1700 led by Kgosi Pedi Mabulane. It is said that they came through Tsetse Hill, now known as Tsetsebye Village.
Different traditional food such as Lerophela, Morutha, Mogorogorwane, Leruswa, Sesoswane, Kabu, Sekachekache were on display, so as well as various traditional artefacts such as difalana and musical instruments such as marapo.

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