Wednesday, September 23, 2009

OP Thanks Public, Officials for Cooperation in transit of SADC Brigade contingents

source: Republic of Botswana (21/9/09) TAUTONA TIMES no 24 of 2009
The Electronic Press Circular of the Office of the President
"Democracy, Development, Dignity and Discipline"

C6) 11/9/09: OP Thanks Public, Officials for Cooperation in transit of SADC Brigade contingents.

The Office of the President wishes to acknowledge and thank all road users and the public at large for understanding and cooperation during the recent transit through Botswana of the Military, Police and Civilian Contingents from the Democratic Republic of Congo, The United Republic of Tanzania and the Republic of Zambia, which occurred from September the 5th to 8th, 2009.

As previously announced, the said contingents were passing through Botswana in order to take part in a SADC Brigade multinational training exercise, code-named 'EXERCISE GOLFINHO', which is being conducted from 9 - 26 September, 2009 at the Lohatlha Combat Training Centre in the North West Province of South Africa. The overall objective of the operation is to prepare the SADC Standby Force for Peace Support Operations in line with the African Unity Standby force roadmap.

The Office of the President would further like to thank all Public Officers and Security Forces Personnel who assisted in receiving and facilitating the movement.

We are especially pleased by the professionalism that was displayed by all officials at Ramokgwebana, Kazungula and Ramatlabama border posts during entry and exit of all the three contingents.

We also commend the same professionalism that was displayed by our Security Forces escort teams.

We trust that the same cooperation that has made Botswana proud will be displayed when the three contingents travel through Botswana on their way back from the Republic of South Africa to their respective

The exact dates of their travel will be announced to the public through the media. RE A LEBOGA BAGAETSHO ----- LE KAMOSO

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