BY KEDIBONE MOLAETSI
PEOPLE from all walks of life including thousands of music, arts and culture fanatics are expected to flock into Mahikeng for the 2nd annual Mahika Mahikeng Cultural Festival. MEC for tourism in the North West, Desbo Mohono appeals to all patrons who will be descending to the festival to explore various local tourism products during their stay in Mahikeng over the weekend.
“I am sure our visitors will enjoy their stay in the province. We urge them to visit our tourism destinations to experience the beauty, quality service and the warm welcome by the people of the Bokone Bophirima.
“We want to expose other hidden treasures within the province especially in Mahikeng. Locals must ensure that they know more about tourism products in their periphery. We also have a campaign called “Shapa Raondo mo Bokone Bophirima” as part of the implementation of the domestic tourism strategy,” Mohono said.
She further said the guest houses and hotels were ready to accommodate visitors. Mohono added that they also expecting to see major contribution towards the local economy as many will be spending while enjoying their stay here.
“We also make a call and encourage our visitors to explore tourism products within the platinum province during this festive season. The campaign which started in the Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati and Bojanala districts is now continuing in the Ngaka Modiri Molema district and mainly focusing in villages, Townships and Small Dorpies of the province.
“We also have festive packages in the entire province as provided by participating products. This aims to showcase the province as the preferred Holiday destination of choice. Our visitors’ lengthy stay will boosts local economy,” she said.
Mohono also said the campaign is also geared towards marketing the upcoming festive events such as Mahika Mahikeng Cultural Festival, DJ Nation Annual Bash, Dj Sphere Annual Bash and many other festive events taking place during this time of the year in the North West.
“The month long campaign will run in all the four districts of the province. We will continue to lead the tourism team throughout the festive season alongside renowned artists like Mo Molemi and Stoan Seate,” she said.