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  • Gov't Takes Special Funds Under Its Wing

    July 10, 2018 4:00 AM 27

    These measures include transfer of all funds held under Special Funds into the Government Remittance Account to be managed as part of the Government cash balances held at the Bank of Botswana. “This will ensure that government closely monitors the use of these funds, thereby ensuring compliance with both the Public Finance Management Act and the Fund Orders

  • ZCC Argues CoA Has No Jurisdiction

    July 10, 2018 4:00 AM 27

    The 17 disgruntled members of the Tlokweng Branch had succeeded to interdict the church from holding a disciplinary hearing against them after they challenged the way things are run in Botswana. Justice Godfrey Nthomiwa agreed with the church members and restrained church leader Bishop Barnabas Lekganyane from holding any disciplinary hearing against

  • BDP aspiring MP threatens to interdict primaries

    July 9, 2018 4:00 AM 35

    Sean Samson Sebele who wants to stand against the incumbent MP Samson Moyo Guma has made allegations of irregularities against the Committee Branch of the area. Sebele who has cried over the branch committee’s bias against him while favouring Guma has instructed an attorney, Ofentse Khumomotse in his quest to have his grievances addressed. Through his attorney

  • Elephant tramples soldier to death

    July 9, 2018 4:00 AM 30

    Information reaching Mmegi is that on June 22, 2018 private Boingotlo Eshima was one of the anti-poaching team members deployed to Kwando when this unfortunate incident happened. He was from Pitsane village in the Goodhope-Mabule constituency. He has been a member of the BDF for 11 months. “They were in a harbour at night and they got scared and did not act, as they should

  • Masisi spurns Khama, again

    July 9, 2018 4:00 AM 35

    Former president, Khama had earlier this week written to the Office of the President requesting aircraft transportation to Serowe where he is scheduled to address Dikgosi from his home village today. In response, the Permanent Secretary to the President (PSP) Carter Morupisi wrote to Khama’s office: “I am advised to relay the message to you by His Excellency

  • Saleshando responds to UDC WhatsApp leak

    July 3, 2018 11:48 AM 96

    This was after another UDC vice president Sidney Pilane said Saleshando will face much worse crime than theft. The two had a heated exchange last night in the UDC National Executive Committee (NEC) WhatsApp group. The heated exchange of the two leaders was yesterday leaked and shared widely on social media. It started with Saleshando saying: “Now I understand

  • BCP, BMD contradict each other over Francistown West

    July 2, 2018 4:00 AM 108

    The BMD position is in contrast with what the BCP vice president, Kesitegile Gobotswang told Mmegi last week. Then, Gobotswang said that to the best of his knowledge the BCP was to contest the 2019 elections in all wards within Francistown West with the exception of one that was given to the Botswana National Front (BNF). In total, there are six wards

  • Suspect in the Desert race murder arrested

    June 29, 2018 1:24 PM 69

    The suspect was arrested on Wednesday evening at Lotlhakane village after a tip-off from members of the public. The police had earlier on aired a clip on Botswana Television showing the suspect’s photo and pleading with members of the public to assist towards his arrest. Interestingly, a few minutes after the 7pm news, the police had already received

  • Matlhabaphiri dies at 68

    June 28, 2018 4:55 PM 83

    Born in Molepolole on 6 November 1949, Mr Matlhabaphiri, who was the Member of Parliament for Molepolole North before the last general elections, started his career as a bank clerk in 1971 and later became a teacher at Capital Continuation Classes in Gaborone. He then proceeded to work as a diamond sorter at the then Botswana Diamond Valuing Company

  • Honey Befalls Teachers As BOTECO Emanates

    June 26, 2018 4:00 AM 82

    I am yet to hear sweeter news than what is currently trending in education circles about the incoming Botswana Teaching Council (BOTECO). This is one exciting development proving hard to believe. A BOTECO draft bill presented to stakeholders in April 2017 together with the recommendations of the Education and Training sector Strategic Plan (ETSSP, 2015) are some of the real positive