Known for its vibrant annual Letlhafula Festivals, Ebat Guest Lodge in Tati Siding Village, 15 km from Francistown, is preparing for its 6th Annual Letlhafula and Cultural Cuisine festival, which will be held on the 28th of April this year.
Speaking to the Sunday Standard on Thursday last week, the Managing Director of Ebat Consultancies, Ogomoditse Maruapula, revealed that this year’s festival is set to be an astounding event which will be graced by several dignitaries.
“This year’s festival is going to be a memorable event. We have invited about eight ambassadors to grace the event and several other dignitaries in the country,” he added.
Maruapula said that, unlike last year, the event will have more cultural music groups performing and there will be different exhibits of Setswana cultural products. He said that they are looking at hosting a number of 200 guests. He went on to add that several local music groups from the village of Tati Siding will also grace the event with song and dance as a way of showcasing their culture, adding that the participants at the festival will have a chance to sample Setswana traditional cuisine.
“What is good about this event is that as Ebat we continue to contribute to the local community by giving the locals space to sell their farm products. We also buy some of their products and use them for the Letlhafula festival,” he said.
Maruapula further said that they have also invited the Botswana Agricultural Marketing Board, which has always supported the initiative, to come and showcase its products to the customers, adding that the Letlhafula Annual festival is a very important event as it provides an opportunity for people to interact and expose their cultures.
“As Ebat guest Lodge, we are very proud of this event as it exposes the Setswana culture to the international community. That is the prime reason why we invite different ambassadors to come to the event and learn about the tradition of Batswana,” he said.