Govt, Bakgatla engage each other

President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama appointed a Task Force on Bogosi jwa Bakgatla, led by Kgosi Malope II, on September 25, 2014, Assistant Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Ms Botlogile Tshireletso, has said. Ms Tshireletso was responding to a question in Parliament on Wednesday from Francistown West MP, Mr Ignatius Moswaane who had asked Ms Tshireletso to give an update on the pending report of the task force appointed by government. “The task team interacted with Kgafela II, Bakgatla and other interest groups to get their views on how the impasse between government and Bakgatla could be resolved,” she said. Subsequent to the submission of the report, Ms Tshireletso said Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development addressed a kgotla meeting on April 26 in Mochudi to brief Bakgatla on the decision taken by government regarding the recommendations of the task team. “Currently, government and Bakgatla engage each other on the matter to map way forward,” she said.

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