It will be interesting to see how the Ministry of Education, led by Jacob Nkate, and that of Minerals Energy and Water Resources, led by Ponatshego Kedikilwe, will resolve the impending and potentially intractable dispute created by authorities’ decision to allocate the new university in Palapye atop a plot that cuts across the “problematic” North – South water carrier.
Vice President Ian Khama, an environmentalist of some repute, will this week have his ecological credentials put to a new test when he intervenes and presides over an environmental dispute involving residents of Tshwaane in the Kweneng West District on one hand and the Department of Roads and its contractor on the other.
At least nine people died in 319 separate road traffic accidents recorded by police in the week ending June 3, 2007.
A total of 176 people have already died in road traffic accidents since the beginning of the year as compared to 158 recorded during the same period last year.
A branch member of the old Executive of the Botswana Mining Workers Union, Moffat Ramokate, sentenced to six months imprisonment last year for contempt of Court, says that they are working around the clock in order to comply with the Court order issued against them by Chief Justice Julian Nganunu last month.
Gaborone Village Magistrate Court Principal Magistrate, Terence Rannowane, is expected to hand down judgment on July 13 in a case in which Barzoo Parastaran, the Managing Director of Nina Properties, is facing charges of lying under oath.
Just as he was beginning to settle and recover from a year long persecution at the hands of officials at the Ministry of Finance who did not want his contract renewed, the Chief Executive of CEDA, Thapelo Matsheka, finds himself and his agency against a renewed and more sophisticated kind of criticism.
The Botswana National Front President, Otsweletse Moupo, has appointed Dr. Lebohang Letsie as an additional member to his Central Committee.
Dr. Letsie is a well know women’s rights activist.
She is also an academic at the University of Botswana.
Serowe: If the kgotla meetings addressed by Serowe South MP, Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi, are anything to go by, then the residents of Dinokwane and Moumo wards in the constituency are not conversant with the current important national issues making news in the country.
While the beleaguered Botswana Federations of Trade Unions (BFTU) is struggling to raise money to pay-off their P 10 million loan and P 2 million arrears owed to the National Development Bank, there are already signs of discontent among some of its affiliates from the civil service who have decided to form their own splinter federation of government workers unions.
US Congressman, William Jefferson, whose name came up in the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime investigations on Debswana, has been charged by the United States Federal Court for soliciting bribes from an American investor in return for getting the investor a satellite transmission license in Botswana.