Friday, July 19, 2024

Royal absenteeism hits Mochudi’s leobo official opening

By any stretch of imagination, the leobo (Shelter) which was opened in Mochudi on May 11 is the country’s best among such projects. It is a magnificent creation. Organizers of the event left no stone unturned. They did a fantastic job to ensure that the opening event left an indelible mark in the hearts of many. From the moment I heard a list of the members of the steering committee and that it was headed by Lesedi Seitei as its chairman and that of the publicity committee headed by Nelson Sello, my conclusion was that the best was to emerge from that combination. I had known some of the members of those committees as achievers. I was told the steering committee had people like Metsi Lebekwe, Dr. Letsebe Mogomotsi and wife. I was also told that the publicity committee had the caliber of people like Segametsi Kebonang. I knew from the onset that all the names mentioned were people of integrity. I was under the same roof with Segametsi at some stage of my employment. We separated when she was deployed to Kutlwano magazine as its chief reporter and I was redeployed to the Photo Section as the head. When I retired, she wrote a masterpiece profile of mine in the Magazine as farewell. I still have a copy of it in my book shelf. When she started working on it, I had already informed the management of my intention to retire from the service. She sent me a questionnaire which impressed me. I still remember the first question was “who is Kwapeng Modikwe?” The question seemed too light but it was loaded.

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