Japanese Ambassador honoured guest at Dombashaba

Updated: September 22, 2012

by Chenjenali Baraedi from the Voice

Japanese ambassador to Botswana, Hiroyasu Kobayashi will this year be the guest speaker at Domboshaba Ikalanga annual festival of culture and history to be held towards the end of September.

Since Japan has strong cultural believes and documented history the festival’s organising committee found it befitting to invite Kobayashi to officiate at the event which is meant to celebrate Ikalanga tradition.

The chairperson of the Domboshaba cultural trust, General Moetedi revealed that this year’s theme is; Mother tongue instruction and inclusive education adding that it was chosen to bring out Bakalanga people’s outcry to the Ministry of Education to consider using their language as a medium of instruction at schools especially in BaKalanga areas.

The celebration which would take four days would commence with an evening cultural show to be held on the 28th of September in Kalakamati village.

After the main festival on the 29th to be held at Domboshaba ruins, Nswazwi half marathon follows on Independence Day from Sebina to Nswazwi junction. It would finish with a contemporary music show which would be held on October 1, at Domboshaba site from the morning till late in the evening.

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