15 July 2018


THE OFFICIAL BOKONE BOPHIRIMA GOVERNMENT NEWSPAPER

Premier Mokgoro applauds PICO Productions Entertainment   

by: Kagiso Metswamere   date: 06 july 2018

Bokone Bophirima Premier, Prof Job Mokgoro, has welcomed PICO Productions’ Mahikeng Masquerade initiative, saying it will go a long way in assisting the provincial administration to achieve its vision of rebranding, repositioning and renewal of the province.
 
Mokgoro said this on Thursday last week when addressing a Gala Dinner to launch the PICO Productions Social Event programme. 
 
Premier Mokgoro urged stakeholders in the public and private sectors to continue embracing the Saamwerk-Saamtrek philosophy, saying they need to come up with creative initiatives that will give meaning to this philosophy, thus advancing good humanity demonstrated by former President Nelson Mandela, who would have turned 100 this year.
 
Calling upon stakeholders to support social initiatives such as the one presented by PICO Productions, Premier Mokgoro said there was a fundamental need for a mind shift regarding how government was viewed, arguing that complaining about how government operates and not contributing towards making a difference “will not bring us any closer to solving socio-economic challenges”.
 
“PICO Productions’ initiative to support the community is a good one because government alone cannot solve the many challenges our people continue to face on daily basis.  
 
“As government, we must not be stuck in the 1980s way of managing societal challenges, but must move with the times and support initiatives such as this one,” he said. 
 
PICO Productions is a reputable events management company involved in charity work in the province and elsewhere in the country.
 
Explaining the initiative, the founder of the company, Martin Antonio, described the launch as the beginning of yet another radical entertaining social programme in Mahikeng, which will happen annually.
 
“I am excited about the programme we are rolling out as from today, working with our provincial government, because its main purpose is to assist our people, particularly the less privileged in our townships and rural areas.
 
“This year we dedicate our events to youth and education, while at the same time acknowledging everyone making a difference in our communities and awarding them for their efforts,” said Antonio. 
 
Speaking on behalf of Bop Recording Studios - known as BRS - Charles Ndabeni, expressed his excitement saying he was looking forward to a series of events that would change the outlook of Mahikeng through entertainment and creating jobs for local residents.
 
“We are also in partnership with PICO Productions to bring a fun-filled memorable entertainment to Mahikeng for the next five years. 
 
“We are inviting everybody to be part of these activities because there are major investment opportunities relating to job creation, enterprise development opportunities, as well as the ability to drive local economic development," Ndabeni said.