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23 Jun 2006

Almost ten years in existence, the BNPC (Botswana National Productivity Centre) says they have achieved discernible results in as far as instilling into the people’s mindset an appreciation of the importance of a culture of productivity.

23 Jun 2006

The Ministry of Finance and Development Planning has dispatched Auditor General to go and examine the financials and operations at the government owned Citizen Economic empowerment agency - CEDA (Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency).

22 Jun 2006

Jayson Ndeka [39] who was expelled from the Botswana Defence Force on allegations of rape in 1992 while serving as a blue beret in Somalia was this week caned at the customary court after he was found guilty of common nuisance.

22 Jun 2006

A 24 year old woman who is a resident of Gaborone was on Friday warned by the Urban Deputy Court President, Kgosimotse Sebele, against giving false information to the police.

Modiegi Potia Sanka [24] from Maipee ward in Ramotswa and married to a Tanzanian, went to the Central Police Station and reported that her husband wanted to kill her.

22 Jun 2006

A 26 year old man who is a cab operator in Gaborone was this week arraigned before the Urban Customary Court Deputy, Kgosimotse Sebele, charged with drinking liquor in a prohibited area.

He pleaded guilty to the charge.

22 Jun 2006

Two men who are residents of Gaborone this Friday left the Urban Customary Court in tears after they were found guilty and sentenced to five strokes each on the bum by the Urban Deputy Customary Court President, Kgosimotse Sebele.

22 Jun 2006

Ramotswa police are battling against cross-border cattle rustlers selling stolen beasts from South Africa to butchery owners in the South East District, police said last week.

One resident was last week arrested for allegedly stealing six cattle in South Africa-a move that might spark friction between the two countries.

22 Jun 2006

If the parties involved in the negotiations decide to opt for an alliance, modeled along the lines of the South African Tripartite Alliance (SATA), it would mean that they would all agree to contest national elections under the umbrella of a central party.

22 Jun 2006

The Botswana Railways (BR) and National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) last week re-launched their Francistown/Bulawayo passenger train service aimed at easing movement of people between the two countries.

15 Jun 2006

To the amazement of ‘Ntlo ya dikgosi’ the ministry of Trade and industry has decided to leave out Chibuku from the proposed liquor sale regulations.

Minister Neo Moroka was briefing the house about the regulations which were stalled by parliament two months ago just when they were about to be implemented.

15 Jun 2006

Kgosi Seepapitso of Bangwaketse sees government hand in the slow death that chieftainship in Botswana is going through.

Welcoming Kgosi Puso Gaborone of Batlokwa – the latest Kgoi to join the House of Chiefs, Seepapitso said the president and government ministers alike were belittling ‘Ntlo ya dikgosi.’

15 Jun 2006

There were moments of seriousness and easy humour this week in the House Chiefs as the Minister of Trade, Neo Moroka, briefed Dikgosi on government’s now stalled liquor trading restrictions.

15 Jun 2006

A 28 year old man from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe was this Friday sentenced to four strokes by the Urban Customary President after he was found guilty of stealing toiletry at Middle Star Choppies in Gaborone.

15 Jun 2006

Godfrey Ndaba[24] was this week brought before the Urban Court President, Kgosi Dikwalo Monametsi, charged with obtaining by false pretences.

07 Jun 2006

Five Zimbabwean men were this week arraigned before Urban Customary Court President, Kgosi Dikwalo Monametsi, after they were arrested for idling and disorderliness in different places in White City in Gaborone Central.

Kgosi Monametsi told the court that he is not happy with the number of Zimbabweans who are always going to White City to look for piece jobs.

07 Jun 2006

A 27 year old man was this week arraigned before the Urban Customary Court and found guilty of assaulting his girlfriend.

Samuel Maphosa Malangane pleaded guilty to the charges of assaulting his girlfriend after she refused to go to sleep at his house.

07 Jun 2006

At least three people died in a tragic accident in which a bus traveling From Gaborone to Selibe Phikwe overturned near Dibete on Thursday.

Dibete Police Station Commander, Superintendent Moyonchena Nkhori, confirmed that scores of other passengers were badly injured when they were taken to Mahalapye Hospital and Nyangabwe in Francistown.

07 Jun 2006

As the Public Accounts Committee started yet another of their meetings this week, top in the members’ minds will be the recommendation they have already made to parliament: to consider limiting the powers of the Finance Minister under the Finance and Audit Act.

07 Jun 2006

President Festus Mogae has honoured the outgoing Chairman of Merk and Co. Mr. Raymond Gilmartin for contributions, service and leadership in global health.

Mr. Gilmartin and his company have contributed immensely towards Botswana’s fight against HIV/AIDS.

07 Jun 2006

The Botswana High Commission in London has used the government money under the destitute vote to bail out Botswana National Front and leader of opposition Otsweletse Moupo.

Moupo ran out of money while on a private trip in England this week, before turning to the High Commission to report his plight.

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