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February 19, 2018 4:00 AM Lax govt depts vex PPADB

The Board’s observations come as ministries come under increasing pressure to tighten project delivery and cost management, in the age of declining national budget revenues. A Project Management Office is being set up in the Office of the President to govern across all line ministries. PPADB executive chairperson, Bridget John said two audits of mega projects 21

February 16, 2018 3:00 PM BPL autonomy talks gain momentum after SA trip

This comes in the wake of the BPL board’s trip to South Africa for a benchmarking exercise at the Premier Soccer League (PSL). The BPL has for years advocated for independence from the mother body in order to, amongst others, be able to negotiate its own sponsorship. Although the association has always stated that the BPL would have to be autonomous 26

February 15, 2018 8:05 PM UDC NEC in a stalemate over Congress

Highly placed sources close to the development told Mmegi that the meeting, which was scheduled to end with a Press Conference at 4pm, could not end on time as the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) wants the upcoming congress to be ‘consultative’ while the other parties want it to be ‘decisive’. Another source however claims that the issue was eventually 8

February 14, 2018 9:25 PM South Africa: President Jacob Zuma resigns

He made the announcement in a televised address to the nation on Wednesday evening. Earlier, Mr Zuma's governing ANC party told him to resign or face a vote of no confidence in parliament on Thursday. The 75-year-old has been under increasing pressure to give way to Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, the ANC's new leader. His resignation came at the end of a long speech 11

February 13, 2018 4:00 AM Murderers Should Be Killed – Khama

Speaking during his farewell to the community of Palapye at the village main Kgotla on Friday morning, the outgoing President said he would support the country’s stance on capital punishment beyond his tenure. He said murderers would only stop killing people when they know they are destined to the hangman’s noose. He said without capital punishment innocent 6

February 12, 2018 9:25 AM Zimbabwe President on a two-day State Visit

“The visit will afford the two leaders an opportunity to deliberate on bilateral, regional, and international issues of mutual concern. It will also serve to further strengthen the long standing cordial relations between Botswana and Zimbabwe,” a statement from the Ministry of International Affairs and Cooperation, stated. by the Minister of International 5

February 1, 2018 2:51 PM BDP 2019 campaign divided over Khama, Masisi

It is alleged that some members of the party central committee endorsed Ian Khama’s name as the face of the party ahead of 2019 general elections while others felt that Mokgweetsi Masisi should be the one selling the party. However, Mmegi has learnt that there was no consensus on the matter and it was deferred for voting at the BDP national council 41

January 30, 2018 3:09 PM Twenty-five road projects are P705m over-budget: Govt audit

At a meeting with contractors this morning, the Ministry revealed the results of a snap audit of 32 road construction projects which showed that 25 of them (or 80 percent) were over-budget to the tune of P705 million. The remaining seven projects were completed below budget, representing savings to government of P93 million. Mokaila told contractors 51

January 29, 2018 4:00 AM AP embarks on nationwide launches

“We are busy putting together party structures across the 57 constituencies and 450 wards across the country,” the AP vice president, Wynter Mmolotsi told Mmegi this week. The AP is currently working around the clock training leaders to empower people on the party and its policies. “We are seized with the preparations for the continued launch of our party 64

January 18, 2018 11:00 AM BMD has no autonomy over own constituencies

"The constituencies belong to the UDC and allocated to the parties to manage and choose best candidates. Even after each party elects their preferred candidate, we will scrutinise the candidates and replace those we deem not fit enough by those we think can win it for us from any party under the UDC," he said at a Botswana National Front (BNF) press 67