The Botswana Dance Sport association is glad to host this year’s annual general meeting (AGM) for the Southern African countries for the first time in its history. The meeting is scheduled for this weekend at Yarona Country Lodge in Gaborone.
Speaking to The Telegraph, Keabetswe Ramocha, the publicity secretary at BODANSA, explained that they solicited funds for hosting the AGM because they want to be considered as the hub for the southern region as well and plan to have the regional offices placed in Botswana.
“The whole reason why we are hosting this AGM is because we want to be the hub for dance sport and also have the regional office in our country. We also want the first Southern competition to be held here. We are simply positioning our country for all these and also for the Botswana Championships that will be held next year,” he said.
Ramocha added that, during the meeting, only Southern African countries will be in attendance.
“Among the countries that will participate are Lesotho, Swaziland, South Africa and Zimbabwe. We also have Namibia and Mozambique but are yet to confirm their attendance. We are hopeful they will be here,” Ramocha added.
He further noted that as they approach the end of the year, they can gladly look back and say their association is really growing. He explained that they have managed to penetrate through to the secondary schools and tertiary institutions.
“We have clubs across secondary schools and higher learning institutions and have also managed to have two national teams in a year,” he noted. In addition, Ramocha said one of their significant growths is being affiliates of the Botswana National Sports Council, Botswana National Olympic Committee and also the International Dance Sport Federation.