Botswana launches drone technology and training centre

Source: BWgovernment

A drone technology and training centre has been launched in Gaborone, the capital of Botswana. Speaking at the launch of Drone Technology and Drone Training Centre at Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (BUAN) farm on Friday morning, Vice President Slumber Tsogwane said Botswana would not achieve its developmental objectives without embracing technology.

Tsogwane said the use of drones is key to augmenting the work of humans to higher levels of efficiency. He highlighted that as one of the key drivers of the 4th industrial revolution initiatives, drones would be useful across countless sectors such as Agriculture, disaster relief, real estate and construction, law enforcement, border control, geographical mapping of inaccessible locations, the delivery of essential medication to remote areas, anti-poaching and wildlife conservation.

The Vice President said the Partnership between BUAN and Drone Technology Center marked a clear and deliberate Public-Private Partnership that reflects the commitment to invest in digital transformation. 

“This launch fulfils our country’s objective as espoused in the National Vision 2036, Economic Recovery and Transformation Strategy to drive a knowledge-based economy,” he said

Reference: BWGovernment Facebook page

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