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President Khama’s incompetent and uninspiring administration is the cause of Botswana’s calamity

20 Sep 2015

In his farewell address in Serowe, immediate past Botswana President Festus Mogae remarked that ‘we have heard that there are people in the opposition who have vowed to make things difficult for him (Ian Khama) but they will not manage’. I was reminded of these remarks by the apparent indolence and paralysis gripping this formerly versatile and tenacious nation.

Ensuring Accessibility of Tuberculosis Drug: Did You Know?

06 Sep 2015

We are at a critical moment in the struggle against tuberculosis” and many countries experiencing an epidemiological transition of having to fight the double disease burden of Infectious and non-infectious diseases.

Botswana has been reduced to a nation of street vendors and wimps

06 Sep 2015

If it were in other countries, the current crises chocking right, left and centre would metamorphose into a patriotic rallying cry and unite the nation against a seemingly inept and unbothered administration and usher in an Arab-styled change of government.

We should keep the current electoral system – for stability, but also for the sake of the voter

06 Sep 2015

Increasingly, there are calls across the political divide for Botswana to change its current First-Past-the-Post electoral system.

It is curious that while the opposition and the ruling party are united on the need for such a change, the two are divergently divided on the reasons behind their arguments.

“Review Education Policy to solve education problems”

30 Aug 2015

The Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) considers education as the most critical sectors in Botswana. UDC strongly believes that quality education can solve the socio-economic problems that Botswana is facing now. Education can help resolve the challenges of unemployment, poverty, diseases, corruption, and economic stagnation.

Botswana Government needs to get clean on its Immigration Policy

30 Aug 2015

As a country we need to clearly spell out to the world just what it is that we stand for.

This does not only apply to the values for which we stand, but also to what kind of an economy we want to build for ourselves.

Our Immigration Policy is sending out mixed signals.

Opportunities and chances lost: a tête–à–tête with President Khama

30 Aug 2015

President Khama, I salute you, Your Excellency! 

I hope this message of mine finds you in good spirits, seeing as I do that you just landed the SADC Chairmanship.

Congratulations!

Why did we change a system that was working for us?

09 Sep 2015

In my past instalments, I deliberately avoided dealing with current pressing water and electricity crisis with the hope that those in charge of our republic will come out and provide light on what is slowly but surely a disaster waiting to happen. I have been wrong.

Ghanzi District hard hit by Tuberculosis

02 Sep 2015

The Ghanzi district has been identified as the hardest hit by the non communicable disease, tuberculosis, an official from the District Health Management team in Ghanzi Unaswi Segole said. 

Council, residents to blame for indiscriminate dumping of waste

02 Sep 2015

The illegal and haphazard dumping of waste has become a common sight in Gaborone. This is a depressing reality which retards progress and all the various ways people can work toward making their environment cleaner.

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