Celebrating Another Value Addition to our Ecosystem
BA ISAGO University Executive Management, Senate, Landscape and Garden Maintenance staff and members of the media gathered at the BA ISAGO Pavilion on the 21st of May, 2021; for a momentous occasion in the history of the Institution. The occasion was held to celebrate the breakthrough in the borehole drilling efforts, more so because such efforts have continuously failed to yield positive results for close to eight years. After spending enormous sums of money to date in order to achieve the desired results, there was every reason to celebrate this momentous occasion. BA ISAGO University values and highly regards aesthetic beauty, arising from landscaping and environmental conservation. Therefore, borehole water has always been needed for the sustainability of the University’s ecosystem in a cost effective manner. The University strongly subscribes to the dictates of promoting a green and ecofriendly environment. The Leadership of the University long took a strong and informed position that BA ISAGO should lead by example in this regard.
The Managing Director, Mr O.B. Gabasiane was all smiles as he passionately gave highlights on the evolving BA ISAGO ecosystem. His joy was evident in his speech as he emphasised how the water breakthrough would bring about many opportunities for the development of the University. He expressed his utmost gratitude to the Landscape and Garden Maintenance staff and paid tribute to them for their resilience in keeping the BA ISAGO Gardens in a super state, which is meant to be exemplary to the entire country. He appreciated the efforts and selfless service and dedication displayed by the Finance Director and Facilities Manager, who eventually managed to get a company which successfully surveyed water and drilled the borehole.
The official borehole breakthrough launch was followed by a site tour of the magnificent borehole site. A toast was proposed for future success stories, with so much water from the borehole. The University will certainly be able to try out any type of project which may have eluded it in the past, on account of limited water resources. Most importantly, the University now offers a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Landscape Architecture. The latter will even create more public awareness and value add as scores of students graduate in this discipline and literally use the newly acquired skills and knowledge throughout the length and breadth of the country in due course. It is the University’s hope that such graduates will be able to set up Landscaping and Garden maintenance firms and create employment for themselves and other Batswana.