The future of Africa lies in a creative and innovative Botswana

His Excellency Festus G. Mogae





The greatest asset of any nation is its youth population. For herein lies the future. The greater the knowledge and the capability of the next generation, the brighter the future of the country. Developing the right human capital is, therefore, a priority within Botswana’s Vision 2016 aspirations of creating an innovative economy for the 21st century.

The Limkokwing University of Creative Technology brings an exciting dimension to Botswana education where creativity and innovation will play primary roles to unlock the potential of our young people.

It is our hope to transform Botswana into Africa’s innovation hub by tapping into the creativity of Batswana and our cultural heritage to develop the economy beyond the mining and tourism sectors which are today the primary engines of growth. The roadmap to achieving our aspirations includes a plan to transform Gaborone into an education hub that will attract African talents. I am very pleased that Limkokwing University that has been producing successful Batswana graduates for several years, is now here among us to provide the 21st century learning environment that will develop this corps of smart, creative and techno-savvy graduates.

My warmest congratulations to Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, Botswana on the official opening of their new campus in Gaborone.

His Excellency Festus G. Mogae
Republic of Botswana