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  • Khama suspends BDP Youth League members

    September 15, 2017 5:11 PM 10

    President Ian Khama has suspended nine members of the Botswana Democratic Party Youth League (BDPYL) who expelled the Youth League Chairman, Simon Moabi this week. Speaking to The Voice online, BDP’s Communications and International Relations Chairperson, Thapelo Pabalinga said that the group has been suspended for 60 days for their behaviour. He said that the suspended

  • New terrorism unit due under DIS

    September 15, 2017 4:00 AM 3

    Also, the amendments will see a new unit under the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) being introduced. The CTA was first passed in August 2014, but the Ministry for Presidential Affairs, Governance and Public Administration already feels amendments are necessary. The minister, Eric Molale, in gazetting the amendments, said while the current

  • BOFEPUSU washes its hands of BOPEU crisis

    September 15, 2017 4:00 AM 3

    This is a turnaround from a few months ago when it pinpointed now expelled supremo, Andrew Motsamai, as mischief-maker in chief. In April, BOFEPUSU deputy secretary general, Ketlhalefile Motshegwa penned an open letter titled ‘The problem is Motsamai’, in which he accused BOPEU’s former leader of running the union like a personal fiefdom. BOPEU broke

  • Butchery owners warned against ‘hot’ cattle

    September 15, 2017 4:00 AM 3

    Police and butchery owners from Gaborone and surrounding villages, met at Tsholofelo Hall on Tuesday where the law enforcement officers stressed that the rules around the purchase and slaughter of cattle must be adhered to. The aptly named anti-stock theft branch deputy director, assistant commissioner Emmanuel Dikgomo said police, overwhelmed by cases

  • UDC to deliver BMD verdict

    September 15, 2017 4:00 AM 3

    Yesterday, UDC spokesperson, Moeti Mohwasa told journalists that the factions would then have to consider if the resolutions were amenable or not. “Our intention is to see a vibrant and united BMD and not a divided one,” he said, adding that “the resolutions could help both factions and also stop the formation of a new party”. He said the UDC National

  • Gov’t seeks ways to curb project delays, overruns

    September 15, 2017 4:00 AM 3

    Appearing before the committee, permanent secretary in the Ministry, Kabelo Ebineng said virtually all of the projects they are currently implementing are behind schedule. “This will ultimately result in project extensions of time leading to cost overruns,” he said. In most projects, Ebineng said it was established that there is a lack of project management

  • New mother commits suicide

    September 15, 2017 4:00 AM 3

    The deceased, aged 25, was hospitalised in the maternity ward at Jwaneng Mine Hospital when hospital authorities reported her missing on Sunday. investigations on what could have caused the suicide are still ongoing. A post-mortem is awaited. Meanwhile, a 31-year-old man was found dead in his house in Sese village, near Jwaneng. Police however, do not suspect

  • Botswana: BOSSA National Fair Successful

    September 14, 2017 11:32 AM 2

    Gaborone — Botswana Social Studies Association (BOSSA) held its annual national fair in Mahalapye recently. Speaking at the fair, Institute of Development Management (IDM) assistant director, Mr Elijah Moakofhi hailed the event as important, saying it gave students an opportunity to rectify the mistakes of the generations that came before them. "But for you to do that, you need to be equipped

  • Botswana: Deliver Timeously to Reduce Complaints

    September 14, 2017 11:32 AM 2

    Lephepe — The Minister For Presidential Affairs, Governance and Public Administration Mr Eric Molale has challenged public officers in Kweneng District to ensure timely delivery of services to communities they serve. Addressing kgotla meeting in Lephepe recently, Minister Molale said if delivery of services was not done on time, without consultation

  • Botswana: Minister Follows Up On Kachikau Clinic Development Delay

    September 14, 2017 11:29 AM 2

    Kachikau — Minister of Infrastructure and Housing Development, Mr Nonofo Molefhi says government is concerned about developments projects which are not completed on time. Addressing a kgotla meeting in Kachikau, Mr Molefhi said the handover of Kachikau Clinic should have been done last October, but up to this day the clinic was still not fully operational