Govt Moves to Ensure Adequate Electricity, Water
[Government of Botswana]Government has embarked on a number of infrastructure development projects that are aimed at ensuring that the country has adequate supply of water and electricity going forward. The Minister of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources, Mr Kitso Mokaila said this on Tuesday, March 4 when he was briefing the business community on the water and electricity situation in Botswana.
Botswana Boasts Sound Banking Sector
[Government of Botswana]The banking sector, through which most payments take place, is stable and profitable, President Lt Gen. Seretse Khama Ian Khama has said.
More Rainfall Expected
[Government of Botswana]The Department of Meteorological Services wishes to advise the public that the torrential rains that have been prevailing over most parts of the country in the last couple of days are expected to continue up to the end of this week. Given that the recent rains have resulted in a lot of water on the ground there is a high possibility of increased flash flood events/incide...nts occurring in some parts of the areas affected by the current rains.
Apex Bank Concern At Household Debt
[CAJ News]Gaborone -BOTSWANA'S central bank expressed concern at the country's household debt.
Mighty Warriors Ready for Lady Zebras
[Zimbabwe Standard]MIGHTY Warriors host Botswana in the African Women Championships (ACW) first round second leg qualifier at Rufaro this afternoon, but coach Rosemary Mugadza is already looking beyond this fixture.
A Look At Africa's Anti-Gay Laws
[Fahamu]African countries 'dealing' with gays the best way they know how - further criminalization
Botswana Hails China for Showing Commitment Towards Fighting Illegal Ivory Trade
[Focac]Gaborone -Botswana's President Ian Khama on Wednesday hailed the Chinese government for showing unlimited commitment towards ending illegal trade of ivory.
Zim and Botswana - A Tale of Two Nations
[Zimbabwe Independent]WHEN measured against the performance of President Ian Khama of Botswana, the dismal governance record of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe should come as no surprise.
Botswana Ready to Pounce
[The Herald]BOTSWANA senior women's soccer team are hoping that history will not repeat itself on Sunday again and they will, once again, fall to Zimbabwe in the African Women Championships qualifier at Rufaro.Two years ago, in the same competition and at the same stage, Botswana were booted out by Mighty Warriors following a 3-1 defeat on aggregate.
Poverty Eradication Flagship Programme On Course
[Government of Botswana]The Poverty Eradication Flagship Programme is on course, with a workshop scheduled to take place at Jamataka in the Tonota North Constituency from February 27. Minister for Presidential Affairs and Public Administration, Mr Mokgweetsi Masisi, said at a media briefing in Gaborone on Tuesday, February 25, that the workshop, like the previous seven, targeted more than 1 000 eligible beneficiaries of the programme.
Allied Timbers Closes Botswana Unit
[The Herald]ALLIED Timbers Holdings has closed its Botswana business due to the fall in demand of roofing timber material in that country and has instead set sights on the Zambian market, a senior official said yesterday.Chief executive Mr Joseph Kanyekanye said the company has restructured its domestic marketing channel and is now directly feeding the informal sector as opposed to the old system where it sold its products through merchants.
Youth Embrace Football Constituency Tournaments
[Government of Botswana]Constituency tournaments are said to be delivering targeted results as scores of youth who participate in the tournaments no longer indulge in alcohol and drugs.
Police Officers Entitled to Possess Guns
[Government of Botswana]Any police officer, despite his/her rank, is entitled to possess a firearm if it is necessary.
President Khama Advises Civil Servants to Engage Community
[Government of Botswana]President Lt Gen. Seretse Khama Ian Khama has advised public officers to address kgotla meetings in villages they serve. Speaking during a kgotla meeting in Dutlwe last Thursday, February 20, President Khama said this would give the community a chance to air their concerns as well as to give public officers an idea of the needs of the people. President Khama said this after residents complained that civil servants hardly visit their village. At the same meeting, the Minister of Local Government and Rural D
Tertiary Education Fair to Address Skills Mismatch
[Government of Botswana]In its quest to address the problem of skills mismatch, the Botswana Tertiary Education Fair (BTEF) will once again give secondary school leavers a platform to learn more about career paths.
Botswana and Namibia Sign MoU On Cooperation
[New Era]Gaborone -Namibia and Botswana have agreed to enhance cooperation in energy development and associated energy infrastructure.
Step Down, Khama Tells Tsvangirai
[The Herald]MDC-T leader Mr Morgan Tsvangirai has reportedly restructured the party ahead of congress, excluding senior members who have called for his resignation from the party's hierarchy.
Parliament Approves Dailynews Motion
[Government of Botswana]Parliament, on February 14, approved a motion requesting government to take on board the DailyNews distribution and access to radio as part of affirmative action in order to broaden access to timely information to disadvantaged communities.
Police Must Employ Positive Aggression - Minister
[Government of Botswana]The Minister of Defence, Justice and Security, Mr Dikgakgamatso Seretse, has urged the Botswana Police Service (BPS) to employ positive aggression as a way of enforcing the law, but warned them to desist from being excessively aggressive.
Protests Greet President Over San Land Issue
[CISA]London -Loud protests at an anti-poaching conference in London February 13 highlighted the devastating impact of a hunting ban on Africa's last hunting Bushmen in Botswana. Ian Khama, President of Botswana, was reported to be attending alongside Prince Charles and Prince William.