On October 31st, Ntlo ya Dikgosi members will hold a Culture Day along Boatle road at the famous Tashy Royal Gardens ÔÇô an entertainment and wedding celebrations facility in the GaMalete area. The brainchild of traditional leaders, Ntlo Ya Dikgosi Culture Day has become an annual occurrence aimed at assisting the less privileged in the society through funds raised from the show.
Through the Community Fund, Ntlo Ya Dikgosi has managed to put a roof over the head of a poor family in Manyana village, offered sanitary pads and computers to Pabalelong hospital in Metsimotlhabe, and donated food hampers to the less privileged in the Pandamatenga village in the North.
“This time around Ntlo Ya Dikgosi will be hosting the annual Culture Day at Tashy’s Royal Gardens along Boatle road to raise money to build a culture house for Sir Seretse Khama Primary school,” revealed the Acting Secretary for Ntlo Ya Dikgosi, Moroka Moreri.
The event hosts a string of cultural activities including Mmele, Morabaraba, Dibeke, koi and other traditional games. Renowned local artists including jazz maestro Ndingo Jowa, two time Kora awards nominees traditional group Dikakapa and Shumba Ratshega will grace the occasion. Also on the line up will be Morena pidipidi’s Solly Sebotso, Sebongile Kgaile and local poets.
At the previous Ntlo Ya Dikgosi Cultural, the talented guitarist, Sebotso stole the show with his guitar skills prowess. The event also managed to attract the participation of Botswana Tourism Organisation, Orange Botswana and traditional leaders from neighbouring countries including South Africa. Minister of Youth, Sport and Culture Thapelo Olopeng will officially open the traditional extravaganza whose entry price is P250.