On the 5th June 2014, CCB was once again invited by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) to celebrate with them and display at the 2014 World Environment day in Metsimotlhabe village, in the Kweneng District. The world theme was ‘Raise your Voice, Not the Sea Levels’, while the local theme was ‘Raise your Voice for the Environment. Stop Illegal Harvesting of Natural Resources’. Dignitaries and students gathered at Metsimotlhabe Primary School grounds to listen to the speech given by the guest of honor, Mr. Markus Makides, who is the chairman of the Construction Sector of Botswana Confederation of Commerce and Industry (BOCCIM). Mr. Makides’ message was based on the illegal sand mining in the Metsimotlhabe River. He encouraged the people of Metsimotlhabe to utilize the sand mining efficiently to avoid its depletion and to stand up and be environmentally friendly for sustainable development. Different exhibitors presented their works geared at environmental protection and conservation, while students entertained with songs, poems and plays. The celebration also recognized the cleanest school and yard in the village and prizes were awarded accordingly.
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