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Wednesday 16 April 2014 | 12:28 PM    
 
 

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BOFEPUSU applies for court interdict against Khama, Morupisi

13-04-2014 - KHONANI ONTEBETSE

The Botswana Federation of Public Sector Unions (BOFEPUSU) has applied for a High Court order to restrain President Ian Khama and the Director of the Directorate of Public Service Management (DPSM) Carter Morupisi from making pronouncements on public service salary negotiations. The Union also wants Khama and Morupisi’s decisions to be declared illegal. Khama and Morupisi are cited as the First...


 

“Here is the news read by Ian Khama”

13-04-2014 - John Regonamanye

Opposition Members of Parliament are worried that the 2014 general elections are taking place in an atmosphere that limits political competition and with abuses of administrative resources, state media coverage strongly in favour of the ruling Botswana Democratic Party. This emerged Friday morning during the debate of a motion tabled by Botswana Congress Party( BCP) MP Kentse Rammidi who complained...


 

Botswana’s four major parastatals insolvent

13-04-2014 - Sunday Standard Reporter

Four of Botswana’s major parastatals are technically insolvent after years of mounting operating losses and government will need more than P3 billion to save them from bankruptcy. The Auditor General has warned that following the growing cash crisis at Botswana Power Corporation (BPC), Air Botswana (AB), Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) and Botswana Postal Services, the going concern status of the four...


 

Opposition MPs walk out of Parliament in protest

13-04-2014 - John Regonamanye

Opposition backbenchers walked out of Parliament in protest Friday morning leaving Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) MPs to pass a bill that would increase salaries and allowances of National Assembly, Specified Offices, Ntlo ya Dikgosi and the Judges. The walk out was the culmination of a tense morning which saw the acting Minister of Presidential Affairs and Public Administration Shaw Kgathi refusing...


 

Gov’t playing delaying tactics in ARV case

13-04-2014 - Godfrey Ganetsang

The Attorney General (AG) has been accused of employing delaying tactics in a case in which two Zimbabwean inmates are suing government for refusing to provide them with ARV’s. The accusations came after the AG failed to file opposing papers in the matter on the March 8 deadline. The High Court last month issued a default order for government to provide all foreign inmates with ARV’s, after the AG...


 

FPK renews its friendship with Prince Charles

13-04-2014 - Bashi Letsididi

The ideal would have been for Jumanda Gakelebone to take the First People of the Kalahari gospel to a fresh pair of ears but he spent Tuesday morning at a prestigious London address preaching to the converted. Unaccustomed to modesty, Survival International (SI) could not stop gloating about Gakelebone’s meeting with Prince Charles. The future king of England is indeed a big catch but the fact of the...


 

It’s Dr Festus Mogae

13-04-2014 - Sunday Standard Reporter

The Ghana University for Development Studies (U.S.D) on Friday conferred a Doctorate Degree (Phd) on the former President of Botswana, Festus Mogae in Tamale. The Vice President of Ghana, Kwesi Amissah Arthur said he was excited when “it was announced that U.D.S has invited Mogae, one of the successful leaders Africa has produced to share his experiences pursuing the path of learning and sharing”...


 

Heat on Khama as Pheto breaks silence

13-04-2014 - KHONANI ONTEBETSE

Lentsweletau/Mmopane Member of parliament Moeng Pheto spoke out for the first time about his decision to resign from the ruling party, and President Ian Khama had the worst of it. In an interview with Sunday Standard, Pheto said the recent BDP Bulela Ditswe primary elections were stage managed to ensure that candidate favoured by the party leader won. “The system of Bulela Ditswe was manipulated...


 

Moremi Game Reserve transferred to central government

13-04-2014 - Bashi Letsididi

Effort to reclaim the Moremi Game Reserve may have come to nought because President Ian Khama is said to have instructed that along with 13 other tourist sites, it should be transferred from the Tawana Land Board (TLB) to the central government. Against this background Maun West MP, Tawana Moremi, who is at the forefront of this effort is asking why similar fate didn’t befall other privately-owned...


 

Mogoditshane land corruption case expected to pen can of worms

13-04-2014 - Godfrey Ganetsang

Suspects in the Mogoditshane sub-Landboard corruption scam are on Monday expected to appear before Broadhurst Magistrates court in what is believed to be a prelude to protracted legal cases involving more than 200 plots valued at millions of Pula in Mogoditshane, Francistown, Chobe and Ngami in a scam masterminded by an intricate web of land board employees, political, civic and business leaders. DCEC...


 

 

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