19-05-2013 - Spencer Mogapi
Trade relations and people exchanges between Botswana and Canada have not yet reached a threshold that would make Canada consider opening a fully fledged High Commission office in Botswana.
This was said by Canada’s visiting Governor General, David Johnston.
Johnston was on a three-day state visit to Botswana.
During his stay in Botswana, Johnston held lengthy talks with President Ian Khama.
19-05-2013 - Gowenius Toka
The Governor General of Canada has expressed a sense of satisfaction and special privilege in having been allowed to visit the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) Staff College, stating that the gesture was symbolic of the relationship between his home state and Botswana, particularly so given that defence relations constituted the cornerstone of ties between the two countries.
Speaking at the Glenn Valley...
19-05-2013 - Gowenius Toka
President Ian Khama, who is also leader of the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP), has assured his support for women in his party who aspire to stand for local government as parliamentary candidates at the forthcoming general elections scheduled for 2014 on condition that they prove their readiness to take up the challenge.
Speaking at the BDP Women Wing’s 51st National Council Meeting in Kang at Macha...
19-05-2013 - Oliver Modise
The Botswana National Front (BNF) has resolved that expelled African Nation Congress (ANC) former youth league leader, Julius Malema, should not officiate at the party’s youth league congress because it could upset the BNF’s relationship with the ANC.
BNF leaders, among others, party President Duma Boko, Vice President Same Bathobakae and the party’s publicity secretary Moeti Mohwasa convened a meeting...
19-05-2013 - Sunday Standard Reporter
The Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) through the Integrated Support Programme for Arable Agriculture Development (ISPAAD) will assist farmers with a 50 percent subsidy on cluster fencing, including those with less than 150 hectares, the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Micus Chimbombi, has said.
Chimbombi announced in Gaborone on May 17, 2013 that the ISPAAD entitlement based on the revised package is destined...
19-05-2013 - Lancelord Disang
The Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of health (MOH), Shenaaz El-Halabi, has said that the drive towards more patient-centered care demands more meaningful engagement of the private sector, through public private partnerships, to accord more options to patients.
El-Halabi said that in Botswana, TB control has been largely been limited to the public sector.
“Some patients prefer and receive...
19-05-2013 - REUBEN PITSE
At least twelve suspected armed robbers who had been terrorizing the business community in and around Gaborone were arrested by police last week.
The notorious gang had been active in restaurants and hardware outlets around the capital.
Two of the suspects are hospitalized after an exchange of gunfire with law enforcement officers.
It is believed that the gang of armed men comprised of non citizens...
19-05-2013 - Morula Morula
The Lobatse Town Council has denied that it unreasonably favoured Milk Africa by leasing it a piece of land in Lobatse after it had turned down local businessmen to lease the land.
Denying accusations of favouritism leveled against them by Louis Herbest, a Lobatse businessman of Herbest Feeds, the LTC Deputy Clerk, Oganne Gontse, said that their accuser is currently sitting on a 40 hectares of land...
19-05-2013 - Arnold Letsholo
The Kweneng District Council Chairman, Motlhophi Leo, has told his Councillors that the council’s By-Law Unit is currently re-enforcing by-laws. These are the Noise and Nuisance By-Law, the Animal Control By-Law, the Hawkers and Street Vending By-Law, Trade Act, Liquor Act and Industrial Development Act.
He said the implementation is aimed at attaining law and order in the District. So the Unit is...
19-05-2013 - Obusitse Kologwe
A 39-year-old Botswana Defence Force soldier, Batsile Kesupile, was last week sentenced to seven years imprisonment by the Francistown High Court for causing grievous bodily harm to his girlfriend’s mother. He shot the woman with a service rifle.
According to the charge sheet, on the 5th of January 2010, Kesupile, who was based at the Area S military base in Francistown, shot Cecelia Mphathela in...
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