Botswana celebrates 50 years of Independence

Date Published: 28th September 2016

Precious Ramotswe is to help Botswana celebrate 50 years of independence.

Alexander McCall Smith has written a short piece for the BBC, in the words of Precious Ramotswe and in celebration of her country as the people of Botswana celebrate 50 years of independence. This piece will be broadcast on the morning of 30 September 2016. A link will be posted on the site when it is broadcast.

Earlier this year, the President Lt General Seretse Khama Ian Khama issued a statement in which he remarked, “I look forward to seeing the blue, black and white colours flying over our cities, towns, villages, settlements and the countryside as we mark the upcoming day,” he said. He called on all to count the country’s blessings and losses and to celebrate its success as well as to reflect on its future.