New shopping mall opens in Botswana
The mall, situated along the A1 road in Botswana, will house amongst other shops, Edgars, JB Sports, Jet, pharmacies, Choppies Supermarket and food outlets which would include Nandos and Wimpy.
The project manager, Mr Tony Montahna told stakeholders during a tour of the mall that work was progressing well and tenants were done with the finishing touches. However, Mr Montahna said they expected the Botswana Power Corporation to complete electrification work this week.
For his part, Kgosi Duncan Segotsi who appreciated the new developments said the long journeys to Gaborone and Francistown for shopping would be reduced.
Kgosi Segotsi said completion of the new mall facility was a welcome development as it would give the village a different shape together with other facilities such as the Cresta hotel, the hospital and police station. “It will look like a real town,” he added.
He also hailed the Josh Posh managing director and owner of the mall, Mr Seloma Tiro for establishing a mall of such magnitude in Mahalapye. For his part, Mr Tiro thanked the leadership of Mahalapye for accepting and accommodating him saying the project belongs to the community of Mahalapye for use.
He said he built the mall as an answer to the call of Botswana government to participate in the development of the country. Mr Tiro called upon other Batswana to support Botswana’s economic diversification efforts through expansion of needed infrastructure to contribute to the development in the country.
He said the mall would provide employment and investment opportunities for people, adding that during construction more than 400 jobs were created while more than 300 jobs are expected.