Kgalagadi Breweries (KBL) and Botswana Breweries (BBL) last Thursday donated a recreational park developed at a cost of over P300 000 Pula to the Gaborone City Council.
The recreational park was designed for the community at large and was handed over to Gaborone Mayor, Veronica Lesole by Kgalagadi Beverages Trust, the social investment arm of the two companies.
Aptly named Kgalagadi Beverages Trust Recreational Park, the development is situated in Block 3 opposite KBL.
The recreational park is in what was previously wildly vegetated, unkempt land that was in need of serious revitalization to also quell the possibility of the spot being turned into a haven for undesirable elements such as criminals and delinquents.
“ KBT transformed the unsavoury piece of land into a community recreational park resplendent with gardens and play areas for kids together with modern landscaping, greenery, thatched rest shades, and a kiddie’s play area (swings, slides, monkeynastics, a miniature volleyball pitch, etc),’; reads a statement from the organisation.
When welcoming dignitaries and guests at the handover ceremony, KBL and BBL Managing Director Hloni Matsela said: “We at KBL and BBL are proud of our relationship with the Gaborone City Council and indeed the government of Botswana in so far as they allow us to impact our communities in a lasting and meaningful way.”
Gaborone Mayor Honourable Veronica Lesole commended Kgalagadi Beverages Trust and the financing companies KBL & BBL for their unwavering support to modernize the park, citing the undoubted societal obligation shown by the companies. She further urged private entities to emulate Kgalagadi Beverages Trust, BBL and KBL by continuing to engage their Corporate Social Investment initiatives in order to propel Botswana’s pace towards the country’s Long Term Vision: ‘Prosperity for all by 2016.’