Botswana’s Minister of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources Kitso Mokaila is due in Cape Town, South Africa where he will meet a delegation from Japan’s Ministry of Mining at the ongoing mining indaba conference.The Ministry’s spokesperson Potso Thari said that Mokaila will meet with Japan’s delegation from Ministry of Mining on 9th February to discuss issues surrounding the remote sensing technology.
Remote sensing usually refers to the technology of acquiring information about the earth’s surface (land and ocean) and atmosphere using sensors onboard airborne (aircraft, balloons) or spaceborne (satellites, space shuttles) platforms. Thari said Mokaila will also meet with South African Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson discuss export power stations based in Botswana to South Africa. The minister is also expected to meet with Kenyan authorities at the event and discuss bilateral issues.
Mokaila is also expected to give a presentation at the event on mining situation in Botswana. The conference that will be held in Cape Town attracts over 7800 individuals representing about 1500 international companies from 100 countries and is one of the largest mining conferences in Africa. It is attended by investors, mining analysts and financiers.