November 8th, 2022.
The economic future of the world today hangs on the balance, with recessions looming on the horizon and the future gradually rendered uncertain due to a myriad of economic and socio-political destabilisations plaguing nations. The need to explore, diversify the economy at different levels and creating strategic partnerships, cannot be over emphasised to cushion the forthcoming perilous economic wave.
ALAS Group Corporation chairman Mr. Dustin Paul Wilden, visited Botswana for the second time on the 23rd of October 2022 ahead of various strategic meetings with government officials and local industry stakeholders, to further emphasise the Group's global foot print in the Southern region. His visit to the region was targeting at strengthening bilateral and multilateral ties between ALAS Group and the local entities to ensure economic security for the nation.
During his visit, Mr. Wilden together with the ALAS Group Southern African delegation, held meetings with government officials which included the Minister of Trade and Industry, with whom the team deliberated over diverse ways to build and establish strong trade relations within the African region as a sustainable solution to protect and cushion not just Botswana but the region as a whole from the impending global recession.
The goal and aim is to establish a sustainable secular economy to ensure that the region is self-reliant and self- sustaining.
Furthermore, ALAS Group Southern Africa CEO, Mr. Shelton Nkomo, hosted an inauguration reception in Gaborone, Botswana which served to interact, connect and officially launch the Group's operations in the Southern region. During the ceremony, Mr. Wilden and Mr. Nkomo, delivered speeches which highlighted the Group's global operations and its plans in Southern Africa to realise a diversified economy even as the world is currently on a downward economic trajectory. Addressed were issues that covered critical topics in Green Technology, Economics and Aviation as these were and are considered as the backbone of any thriving economy in the future.
There was significant political interest and active engagement, that was reflected by the local politicians, as the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Minister of Entrepreneurship and the Assistant Minister of Trade and Industry were in attendance together with officials from other government departments, during the Group's inauguration ceremony, which resounded strong support of the Group's endeavours in the nation of Botswana by the decision makers of the nation.
In support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) and consistent with ALAS Group's mission to support Education, the Group Chairman together with his delegation, paid a courtesy to a local school (Oodima Junior Secondary School), where the team interacted with students and teachers, raising awareness to the critical importance of not mere education but quality education, as the quality of the nations future leaders rests on the quality of education made available to the young generation today. The delegation had the opportunity to be appraised on the challenges that students were facing, ranging from drug abuse, teenage pregnancy and domestic instability which ultimately affects the overall performance of the students, and to this the group committed itself to work with the education system to ensure a conducive learning environment that will positively impact the students.
Furthermore, the group handed over ALAS Group branded t-shirts, caps and pens amongst other merchandise to the students and teachers to further raise educational awareness.
To conclude the executive visit to Botswana, the Group held a press conference where Mr. Wilden and Mr. Nkomo, re-emphasised on their global footprint, expansion strategy and plans in the Southern Hemisphere.
>>The world is in an economic downturn, but through strategic partnerships and collaborations we can together live to realise a better future<<.
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