Thursday, 22 September 2016

BOTSWANA: Miss Botswana 2016 Queens Receive Prizes

The Ministry of Youth, Sport & Culture (MYSC)have handed all the prizes to the Miss Botswana 2016 queen and her runner-ups.

The prize handover ceremony was held on Thursday at Cresta Lodge. In the past years, it has been an uphill battle for the pageant winners to receive their dues. We can only hope that this will now be the norm and that the sponsors who heeded the call to support this pageant will also help other worthy causes in the arts with the same zeal and passion.

Miss Botswana 2016, Thata Kenosi, who is scheduled to depart for the Miss World international pageant to be held in Washington, DC in November, walked away with a dozen prizes that include P300 000.00 cash prize from the MYSC, diamond jewellery valued at P70 000 courtesy of Diamond Trading Centre and Debswana, medical and travel insurance worth P2 million from Symphony Health, business class tickets from Ethiopian Airlines, jewellery from Malaika line, sunglasses, a weekend for two in Cape Town and Sun City, gym membership for a year with Virgin Active, a beauty package by Boutas Acqua Spa, shoes by Gazellas, a Mascom tablet, and a scholarship to study at Limkokwing Creative University in Malaysia, as well as P1.5 million life cover. The beautiful 21 year-old University of Botswana will compete with 120 other hopefuls from across the world at the Miss World pageant.

The first princess Bonnie Kamona walked away with P150 000 cheque from MYSC, P50 000 worth of diamond jewellery compliments of DTCB and Debswana, make-up hampers, sunglasses, as well as scholarship to study at Limkokwing (Gaborone).

Phatsimo Baoagi, the second princess, received a P35 000 cheque from MYSC, sponsorship to study at Limkokwing (Gaborone), three month gym voucher compliments of Virgin Active. The top nine were given complimentary prizes that include P7 000 cheque.