NFTRC At President’s Charity Cycling Challenge
National Food Technology Research Centre (NFTRC)’s representatives were among thousands of people who thronged Airport Junction Mall in Gaborone on Sunday in an effort to raise funds for the Presidential Charitable Trust, and to promote Botswana Cycling challenge.
The centre’s representatives were Mr Juda Bogopa, Dr Minah Mosele and Ms Thatayaone M. Kepaletswe who went all out in the name of charity.
NFTRC representatives participated under the corporate category as part of the Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security (MoA) team, which was fondly called “Team ISPAAD” – the Weekly Bulletin is proud to report that the team scooped position one under their category!!!
President Khama and Vice President Masisi with winners form different categories
In addition, NFTRC sponsored the event by donating P5 000.00, 15 arm warmers, leg warmers and gel gloves for the team.
The overall winner of the race was Mr Abeng Malete, a Motswana who is currently with the Pretoria-based Sampada Cycling Club; he competed under the Under 23 category.
Meanwhile, Botswana Cycling Association (BCA) President, Mr Mmetla Masire said the challenge was attended by top cyclists from the region, and emphasised that the Presidential Charity Cycling Challenge was a success from both a cycling-, as well as fund-raising point of view.
Masire said they had achieved the objectives of the event, and they hoped that next year the event would attract even more cyclists from the region, making it a huge success.