Gobe Matenge, 91, was this week Monday honoured by Standard Chartered Bank for being the first Motswana to open an account with the bank and maintain it for 64 years.
He opened the account on 30th July 1953 in Francistown. Matenge was honoured at a colourful event held at the GICC where the bank celebrated its 120 years of operating in Botswana. It was attended by the crème de la crème of the society, amongst them Bank of Botswana governor Moses Pelaelo and Standard Chartered Bank Group CEO, Bill Winters.
Matenge was born in February 1926 and started his career in 1946 with Monarch mines and later joined the public sector where he contributed immensely to the development of this country.
He has held several positions including PS in the then labour and home affairs ministry.
Mantenge, was honoured togetherwith Haskins and Sons company.