Botswana: The Minister of Entrepreneurship, Karabo S. Gare today launched the CEDA online service platform dubbed #KaekapaKae in Motokwe. In his remarks, he stated that the online platform is a tool for empowerment, allowing every citizen, regardless of background, to explore opportunities, access information, and engage with the services provided by CEDA at any time and from any location. Kae Kapa Kae!
“With this platform, CEDA is not merely launching a website; it is ushering in a new era of economic development and accessibility. The platform will serve as a bridge, connecting entrepreneurs, SMMEs, creatives, and innovators with the resources and support they need to thrive in today’s economic climate,” he said.
He outlined that the launch symbolizes CEDA’s commitment and contribution towards ensuring that Government achieves its RESET agenda priority on Digitisation. He added that the project is part of SMARTBOTS initiatives of transforming Botswana into a digital society with the goal of accelerating digital connectivity across the country, providing seamless online services and leveraging digital and smart technologies to transform the country.
Minister Gare went on to say that the launch symbolizes CEDA’s determination to harness the power of technology to drive economic growth, enhance efficiency and foster innovation in an ever-evolving digital landscape.
For his part, Thabo Thamane, Chief Executive Officer of CEDA, encouraged the public to utilize this online platform to access CEDA services. “Our aspirations at CEDA are for people throughout Botswana to be able to access our services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, day and night. The online service is part of our efforts to streamline our processes, improve operational efficiency, provide convenience to our customers, and, most importantly, provide them with user-friendly services and diversity.
The platform is the result of hard work, extensive stakeholder engagement, and research and benchmarking from renowned organisations that have adopted technologies to improve their processes.”
Kgosi Molaole, one of the event’s speakers, expressed his excitement and gratitude to CEDA for hosting the event in Motokwe. He stated that the event had put Motokwe on the map and brought vibrancy to the community.
“The digitization wave has enveloped the rest of the world; we now live in the digital era. I urge you to follow suit for the advancement of our country by embracing digital transformation. Harness opportunities presented by the rapidly changing digital landscape,” he said during his remarks.
The event was also attended by Assistant Minister of Local Government and Member of Parliament for Kgalagadi North, Honourable Talita Monnakgotla, Member of Parliament for Takatokwane, Honourable Tshoganetso Friction Leuwe, Chief of Staff to the President, Mr. Boyce Sebetela, and other dignitaries.