KBL launch 2nd year Nanoga Mogwedi program
As part of its efforts to invest in local communities, this Tuesday Kgalagadi Breweries Limited (KBL) launched the second-year rollout of its Nanoga Mogwebi program at Lemepe Lodge in Molepolole.
The initiative ultimately seeks to improve lives by promoting entrepreneurship through knowledge and skills sharing, with the aim of creating a culture of innovation and investment in one’s community.
300 bar, bottle store and depot owners from around the country benefited from last year’s training, while a further 240 will be trained-up this time.
Giving a brief overview of the two-day business literacy training program, KBL Managing Director, Carlos Bernitt explained it resonates with President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s call for ‘mindset change’.
“At KBL, we make a proactive and concerted effort to assist and invest in the communities we serve. Recently we launched ‘Beyond the Brew’ community outreach program, through which we embarked on a litter picking exercise and donation of blankets in Old Naledi to commemorate World Environment Day [5 June]. A series of other such initiatives have been planned for the rest of the year,” revealed Bernitt.
The Guest Speaker, Minister of State President, Kabo Morwaeng thanked KBL for the scheme, noting the brewery was true to the ideals of fair trade and people-centric Corporate Social Responsibility.
He encouraged other companies to emulate this gesture and support aspiring or developing entrepreneurs.
“I note with appreciation that the KBL strategic ESG [Environmental, Social and Governance] priorities include advocacy and encouragement of responsible drinking, sustainability and entrepreneurship. This is a commendable undertaking since your company recognises that although alcohol is your key driver of revenue, you cannot turn a blind eye to the harmful side of it,” approved Morwaeng, further encouraging KBL to participate in campaigns that speak to the youth to fight the problem of alcohol and drug abuse amongst children.
The two-day training program will cover amongst other topics: basics of financial literacy, the 4 Ps of marketing – Product, Price, Place and Promotion – providing responsible service as pertains to smart drinking and, critically, an overview of the legal and regulatory requirements of operating a liquor business in Botswana.
After Molepolole, the training will be rolled-out in Selebi Phikwe, Kanye, Palapye, Francistown and Gaborone.