Swahili language to be introduced in Botswana

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Botswana’s government has announced its plan to introduce Swahili language in the primary schools across the country in the coming days.

According to the Minister for Education in Botswana Fidelis Molao, if the language is applied in the country, it will be the first African language to be applied in that country.

Molao said that the country is a member of the South African Development Community (SADC) whereby the organisation will rely on Swahili as their common language for communication among themselves.

He added that this will benefit Botswana a lot in terms of economic growth in silver production.

However, Tanzania and Kenya are the only African countries so far that are using Swahili language as their national language.