Archive Botswana President encourages justice cycling campaign

Botswana President encourages justice cycling campaign

-

- Advertisment -

President Tseletse Khama has boosted the Botswana climate justice cycling campaign by buying one of the cyclists a bicycle.

The red road bike has been offered to Jonmol Cycling Club’s Elvis Setshogo, who hails from Ramotswa, some 20km out of Gaborone.

“I am excited that he bought the bicycle for me to support this climate awareness ride. I pray that his Excellency shall do the same to many other youngsters in different spirit g activities,” said Setshogo as the team reached Dibete, a small village on the way to Mahalapye.

President Khama is a complete sportsman and also cycles. His exemplary gesture comes at a time when the world will meet in Paris, France, this early December.

The We Have Faith Act Now Climate Justice campaign is garnering a united pan-African voice, cycling from Maputo in Mozambique towards Nairobi in Kenya.

Along the route, which had been through Mozambique and South Africa, and now crossing Botswana, climate change awareness and reciprocated climate justice advocacy, including planting trees, engagement of community and local leaders, calls to national political and faith leaders to engage towards a fair, sustainable, and binding deal at COP21 is taking place.

At Dibete, the cyclists and officials from the Botswana Council of Churches, which is coordinating the Botswana Climate Change Network in the intervention, planted trees.

Kgosi Letlhomame Jacob said it was important to sensitise his people around the effects of climate change. He planted a tree to symbolise his people’s support of the campaign.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest news

Gates Foundation’s Annual Goalkeepers Report Finds Stark Disparities in COVID-19 Impacts

...New data reveals world stepped up to prevent worst-case scenarios from happening; spotlights need for long-term investments to ensure...

Op-ed: Africa Should Rethink Business Models for Impact and Sustainability

By Babatunde Oyateru | Corporate Identity Crisis It is no secret that humans anthropomorphise everything; perhaps it is down to the...

We Need to Strategise to Address Emerging Security Threats — Gbajabiamila

...says House ready to do more despite successes recorded The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, has...

Paradigm Initiative, EiE Nigeria, MRA, SERAP Condemn the Continuous Twitter Ban in Nigeria by the Federal Government.

Nigeria’s Twitter ban hits 100 days on Sunday, September 12th, 2021. A milestone leaving the civil society, frontline actors...

USAID Commits $452m to Foster Media, CSO Engagements, Selects Pact, IREX, others

USAID has chosen Pact, along with IREX and our consortium partners, to lead two new regional programs, each titled Civil Society...

Serene Early-TROBB Concepts To Mark Third Anniversary, Trains Teenagers in Vocational Skills

Serene EARLY-TROBB Concepts will be organizing a One-day conference for teenagers and young adults on Mental Health and Menstrual...

Must read

Gates Foundation’s Annual Goalkeepers Report Finds Stark Disparities in COVID-19 Impacts

...New data reveals world stepped up to prevent worst-case...

We Need to Strategise to Address Emerging Security Threats — Gbajabiamila

...says House ready to do more despite successes recorded The...
- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you

%d bloggers like this: