Western Furniture has recently rewarded its 35 lucky customers with a cow each following a raffle draw.
Customers had spent not less than P1000.00 to be eligible for the draw.
Speaking at the handover ceremony held at Mogoditshane Main Kgotla, Assistant Minister for Presidential Affairs, Governance and Public Administration, Dumezweni Mthimkhulu said the retail furniture shop has over the 23 years of its existence developed a culture of giving back to its customers.
“I am impressed that Western Furniture is consistent in that commitment by empowering Batswana by inculcating the spirit of agriculture,” said the assistant minister, adding that government appreciates the efforts of all the stakeholders in citizen empowerment.
Mthimkhulu who is also a Member of Parliament (MP) for Gaborone South said it was encouraging as the beasts that were given away to customers were sourced from local farmers.
“This is commendable because the initiative benefits many of our people even those who are not their customers.”
He pointed out that another commendable thing was that Western Furniture together with its sister companies has employed 200 permanent staff members with 98 percent of them being citizens.
Mthimkhulu implored the winners to use the gifts to make a meaningful change in their lives and urged them further to continue supporting Western Furniture so it can continue with itsspirit of giving back.