Today, there is only one main man in the entire world. Love him or loathe him Roy Sesana is the biggest piece of news this week. A crafty old chap he is our Roy. So, on completion of the long court case between his people and the government I took a long, hard look at Roy. Public opinion in this country is that you either love him or hate him.
In the Bank of Botswana Annual Report 2006, the Bank of Botswana, while discussing the “Performance of the Policy Framework”, under the subheading “Financial Assistance Is Not a Panacea”, notes that one of the most prominent characteristics of policies that support economic diversification in Botswana is the emphasis on provision of subsidized loans and grants by Government, as well as financia
The goings on at the Botswana Public Pensions Officers Fund (BPOPF) should not be allowed to die quietly.
There is all likelihood that, with a little bit of investigations, skeletons are bound to fall out of the closet.
We hope that the much talked about probing of the Fund by the Registrar of Pensions will be accorded the same stature that is given commissions of enquiry.
Clearly, a lot of effort, time, resources and money have been invested over the last three years to douse or, at least, bring to manageable levels the unbearable BDP factions.
When the conversation turns to the fight against corruption, a subject that comes up even before enquiries about the health of children in Botswana’s business circles these days, no name comes up more often than that of Tymon Katlholo.
This week the Botswana National Front President, Otsweletse Moupo, is expected to name three people who will be additional members of his Central Committee.
This past week saw the launch of the Global Corruption Report by Transparency International.
The report is a yearly publication that gives insight into corruption issues across the globe.
The parliamentary Committee on Subsidiary Legislation has rejected a request by University of Botswana law academic, Mike Mothobi, to appear before it.
Two weeks ago, Mothobi wrote to the Chairman of the Committee, Dumelang Saleshando, volunteering to appear before the committee.
Business leaders in Botswana work the longest hours in Africa, clocking up to 56 hours a week, according to a survey published on Tuesday. Botswana business leaders are also among the hardest working in the world clocking only one hour less than their counterparts in India who are the hardest working in the world.
Physicians for Human Rights released a report on Friday demonstrating that discriminatory views against women contribute to the spread of HIV. The organization conducted a study in Botswana and Swaziland, where a greater proportion of the population is infected with HIV than anywhere else in Africa.