Member of Parliament for Lobatse, who is also Minister of Infrustructure and Housing Development, Honorable Dr. Matsheka extended his gratitude to the continuous commitment and dedication of Botswana Geoscience Institute staff for their contributing immensely to the Growth of Botswana.
Speaking during a meeting with BGI employees, during his constituency tour, on April 26, 2021 Dr. Matsheka encouraged BGI Staff to continue offering themselves to serve the country even under such difficult times. the geoscience filed in Botswana.
He indicated that, the critical nature of the Institutes mandate, simply calls for men and women who are knowledgeable in mineral resources identification as this will lure investors to the country. He said Botswana Geoscience Institute is an essential assert in the mineral led and driven economy. BGI work is critical as it does not only help in the identifying hotspots for minerals in Botswana, but includes a host of other important activities such as ensuring safer communities and livelihoods through conducting geotechnical investigations, earthquake monitoring, assessment of geohazards on critical infrastructure and natural hazards mapping and modelling.
Dr Matsheka highlighted the importance of retaining staff even during these difficult economic upheavals. However, opportunities never cease to arise, but national service such as the one at BGI will always remain far much important to all on us as citizens of Botswana.
Upon welcoming Honorable Matsheka and his team to Botswana Geoscience institute, BGI CEO Mr. Tiyapo H. Ngwisanyi thanked him for having included BGI staff in his schedule of the Constituency tour. He them shared BGI operational highlights with Dr. Matsheka and his entourage.
BGI Employees an opportunity to share with their experiences in the transforming organization from Department of Geological Survey. Mr. Mpho Ramaselaga, BGI Senior Geophysicist, gave a vote of thanks on behalf of BGI employees.
Dr Matsheka was accompanied by Lobatse Town Mayor -His Worship Essop Pandora, Deputy District Commissioner for Lobatse, Ms Kolobetso Sejakgomo,Town Clerk Ms. Boikutso Mantege Constituency Office Administrator Mr Francis Mokwena.