Friday, 2 December 2016

Why I love Botswana

Since, This is the 50th Year of Botswana's Independence I thought I would write an article showcasing Botswana as a country where there are a lot of positive things going on in Sub - Saharan Africa.

From a Flourishing Economy to Bountiful Wildlife, Botswana has it all.

Botswana is a hot dry country but seems to be very vibrant.

It is indeed a "Remarkable Country".

It has a First Class Statesman in President Ian Khama. Botswana has made great strides in economic prosperity, education, health - care, corrupt - free administration and last but not the least in Wildlife Conservation all under the Presidency of Ian Khama.

Botswana has a booming "Beef Export Business" to Europe. This Beef Export Business to Europe forms a large part of the country's GDP.

In 2013, Botswana exported 3 Million Tonnes of Beef to the European Union. Out of which 1 Million Tonnes of Beef were exported to Norway alone. Various Cuts of Beef are available in plenty in Botswana.

In 2013, Transparency International a Berlin Based Group ranked Botswana as number 30 out of 177 countries with regard to a corrupt free administration.

Botswana was way ahead of all African Countries and specially ahead of countries like South Korea, Portugal, and Costa Rica in terms of a corrupt free administration.

In terms of Wildlife Conservation and in terms of the Vigorous Diamond Mining Industry Botswana seems to be making great strides internationally.

Vast Elephant Herds are found in Botswana at varying densities from Chobe National Park to Ngamiland. White Rhinos and Cheetahs are found in fair numbers in the Okavango Delta specially in Moremi Game Reserve.

Finally, One needs to praise the Botswana Defence Force charged with protecting Botswana's Wonderful and Beautiful Wildlife.

Credits and References :

1. Botswana Calling
    by Shreya Sen Handley
    Page 26
    National Geographic Traveller India
    May 2016
    Vol - 4, Issue 11.

2.  Africa's Elephant Haven : Botswana a rare bright spot in dire battle against poachers
     August 2014 -- The Associated Press.

3. Botswana's Elephant Country
    By Jane Perlez
    The New York Times
     July 1992.


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