Germany has donated €1.2 million to Botswana’s Ministry of Environment Natural Resources, Conservation and Tourism.

Minister Philda Kereng said the financial assistance would help to cushion the tourism industry, which has been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Through the donation, Botswana will be able to subsidise wages for community-based organisations within the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area,” said Kereng.

Acting German Ambassador, Kalja Nolte, said the German government would continue partnering with Botswana to make the country’s tourism sector a profitable business.

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