Worried about the factional backlash inside his party, Botswana National Front President Otsweletse Moupo is working round the clock to lure back into the party some of the disaffected members that supported the now vanquished Letshabo faction that contested against him prior to the last party congress in Molepolole.
Gaborone’s top end suburb Phakalane is haunted by frequent power outages. The estate’s managers have been pleading with both government and the power utility, the Botswana Power Corporation, for years to have their power quota increased but to no avail. The situation has recently gotten out of hand, with at least one outage spanning days every month.
An assistant operations officer at Seabelo Express, Mosimanegape Sebuduladi, on Thursday confessed in Court that he does not know if the woman he had seen chasing a young boy who later got into their car next to Water Utilities in Gaborone on March 25, 2005 was the same woman who later stopped next to their car by the traffic lights and asked them where they were taking the boy to.
Some tourism operators are operating pirate internet services – the Botswana Telecommunications Authority (BTA) confirmed this week.
BTA officers recently caught 13 tourism operators using sophisticated satellite equipment to transmit and receive e-mails in Maun, Kasane and Gantsi without licenses from the telecommunications authority.
Just when the dust was settling at the embattled Botswana Federation of Trade Unions, things have once again taken a turn for the worst after it emerged last week that some influential public sector trade unions, one of which is a BFTU affiliate, are at an advanced stage of forming a splinter federation that would specifically attend to public servants’ needs and effectively separate the public
Myra Sekgororone, the Chief Executive Officer of the Botswana Tourism Board (BTB), said that the mandate of the BTB as established by an Act of Parliament of 2004, but which only become operational last year, is to aggressively market Botswana as a tourist destination of choice to local, regional and international markets.
Batswana this week spoke out against the introduction of cost sharing on ARVs and denied allegations that they were indiscriminately discarding ARV pills everywhere and invariably disregarding doctors’ instructions because they were receiving them free from the government.
A Botswana Defence Force (BDF) aircraft ferrying a Cabinet minister, diplomats and government officials from Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park to Sir Seretse Khama airport made an emergency landing at Thebephatswa airbase on Friday after developing technical problems mid air.
A costly security breach by government officials has turned Ramotswa village into a major smuggling route for international human traffickers, drug dealers, car hijackers and contraband smugglers– Sunday Standard investigations have revealed.
It is now almost a norm for Botswana football teams to be subjected to ill-treatment by their international opponents in away matches. Local teams, both junior and senior, have for many years been complaining to the Confederation of African Football to do something but to no avail. The situation is mostly rife in West, East and North Africa where visiting teams have always complained.