BITC to empower women roadside hawkers


Gaborone, Botswana: Women roadside hawkers at the Francistown-Gaborone (A1) road will get help from Botswana Investment and Trade Center (BITC).

The hordes of women roadside hawkers at Makoro village, located a few kilometers away from the village of Palapye are set to be assisted by BITC in the near future. The assistance will be in the form of stalls and storerooms of their wares.

Speaking at a press briefing in the capital city of Gaborone on the 9th of July 2019, BITC’s Executive Director, Malebogo Morakaladi said the organisation is looking into building stalls and storerooms for the hordes of women Hawkers at Makoro village.

“We have realized that the roadside woman hawkers at Makoro village have no storerooms to store their wares when they knock off after hours. There is no protection from the rain or sun at their selling points, so we at BITC are looking at building stalls and storerooms for them since it is part of our empowerment program as an organisation”, said Malebogo Morakaladi.

The roadside hawkers sell various wares ranging from consumables like cooked maize cobs, roasted peanuts, flower vases and many other craft works.


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