|Chinese Embassy donates to S/Phikwe schools|
SELEBI-PHIKWE - Chinese Ambassador to Botswana, Mr Ding Xiaowen and Selebi- Phikwe West MP, Mr Kavis Kario, recently donated six fax machines and thirty- five soccer balls to all schools in Selebi-Phikwe West. Forty teachers representing the schools were in a jubilant mood as they received the donations at Reuben Mpabanga Primary School.
Speaking on behalf of the Selebi-Phikwe West community, Mr Kario expressed his condolences to China for the earthquake that has devastated that country. He said he appreciated funding from the Chinese government and its people in Botswana through various investments and donations. He said the interest shown by the Chinese in a glass making business in Botswana was a good example of the good international relations between the two countries. Mr Kario also pleaded with the Chinese ambassador to help Selebi-Phikwe forge ties with cities in China to share experiences as Selebi-Phikwe tries to diversify its economy away from the mining sector.
For his part, Mr Xiaowen told the teachers that China has a long history of working with Africa and would continue to assist where ever necessary. He also mentioned that the Chinese government was building a primary school in Serowe which would be handed over to the government of Botswana after completion.
Cllr Benjamin Bagayi, a member of the education committee of the Selebi-Phikwe Town Council, asked Mr Kario to organize an event where teachers in Selebi- Phikwe would be appreciated for their performance. BOPA