BY REGINALD KANYANE
TOURISM sector in North West mourns the sudden death of David Mogashoa who passed away on Sunday morning in Hartswater. Mogashoa who was the North West Tourism Board chairperson was ferried to hospital after he collapsed.
North West MEC for Tourism Desbo Mohono conveyed with shock her heartfelt condolences to the family and sympathized with them for their loss. She said that Mogashoa was passionate about Tourism development in the province.
“He will be solely missed particularly for his passion of unearthing untapped tourist attractions. It is with a heavy heart that I would like to send my condolences to the Mogashoa family, their relatives and friends at large. I pray that God grant them the strength to overcome such loss and that they trust in the lord for comfort and healing,” Mohono said.
She said Mogashoa had a lot to offer in terms of providing leadership in the tourism sector. Mohono added that Mogashoa’s passion for tourism development in rural towns such as his home town of Taung was unwavering.
“What a great loss we have suffered. As government we need people of Mogashoa’s caliber. We need people who are also willing to get their hands dirty and do the work. His willingness and unwavering commitment to work the ground was admirable. Team Tourism and the industry at large will forever miss him”, added Mohono.
Chief Executive Officer of the North West Tourism Board, Loselo Segwe also conveyed his condolences. Segwe said Mogashoa has been a very active member of the Board and demonstrated leadership qualities in providing strategic direction towards shaping the newly established North West Tourism Board after the split of the North West Parks and Tourism Board in 2014.
“His untimely death leaves a big vacuum in the Board. His strict and yet progressing style of leadership will be unfortunately missed and his valuable contributions will forever be cherished. Members of the board and the entire staff of the North West Tourism Board take the opportunity to express appreciation for the leadership provided by Mogashoa during time spent with the board”, said Segwe.