Botswana’s First Lady cycling for Trans Kalahari Corridor

First Lady of Botswana, Neo Jane Masisi is joining a group of cyclists from Botswana, Namibia and South Africa in a cycle challenge on Tuesday.

A total 30 cyclists from Botswana, Namibia and South Africa are cycling from Rustenburg, South Africa, to Walvis Bay, Namibia and have spent their last night in Botswana on Monday. Masisi on Tuesday welcomed the cyclists in Tshootsha, Botswana, before they departed for Namibia.

The cycle challenge is part of a series of activities organised by the Trans Kalahari Corridor Secretariat, in commemoration of their 20th anniversary.

Masisi is partaking in the cycle event alongside Botswana’s prominent cyclist Albertina Milton until the Namibian border at Buitepos, where they will be received by Namibia’s Transport Minister, John Mutorwa.

The transport ministers of the three member states, Namibia, Botswana and South Africa – John Mutorwa, Eric Molale and Sindisiwe Chikunga are respectively signing a recommitment pledge to continue facilitating the seamless movement of g
oods and persons on the Trans Kalahari Corridor (TKC).

The countries also pledge to simplify and harmonise the requirements and controls that govern the movement of goods and persons to reduce transport costs and transit times.

‘The three member states pledge to continue to promote safety and security on the Trans Kalahari Corridor with the view to ensure the safety of users through regular joint law enforcement operations and border controls,’ the pledge reads.

It further stated that the countries will ensure that the road and infrastructure on the TKC are kept in a condition that responds to the needs of the corridor users.

‘The three member states pledge to promote spatial development initiatives on the TKC in order to enhance the livelihoods of persons living along the corridor,’ it adds.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency