A Maun-based non-governmental organisation has joined conservationists supporting President Dr. Mokgweetsi Masisi in his precarious balancing act to protect human life and conserve wildlife.
The Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) is investigating alleged maladministration and corruption practices at BR Properties – a subsidiary of Botswana Railways (BR).
The corruption busting agency is also probing mysterious circumstances surrounding the appointment of the BR Properties managing director (MD) Utllwanag Golebanye.
A costly blunder in the highly secretive sales agreement between De Beers and Botswana Government has opened a revenue rort pathway which enables the mining giant to rob Botswana out of billions of Pula annually – Sunday Standard investigations have revealed.
The Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) and government are at loggerheads over the long standing electricity bills that have reportedly accumulated into hundreds of millions.
The BPC is threatening to pull the plugs from its shareholder’s offices throughout the country if government continues to default on payment.
There is frustration over Gaborone’s refusal to heed Pretoria’s invitation to the negotiating table over imports of fruit and vegetables by hawkers.
By Calistus Bosaletswe
The Serowe Administrative Authority is embroiled in yet another controversy.
The Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Frans Van Der Weisthuizen, has rescinded the removal of the chairman of the Serowe Administration Authority (SAA) and reinstated him.
An obsolete law frowned upon by sexual minorities, repealed by the colonial master Britain yet gaily enforced by the statutes of Botswana is being put to a test.
The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) is reluctant to discipline former President Ian Khama along with other party renegades who allegedly convened an ‘illegal’ meeting in Serowe against party rules and regulations. There are fears that action against Khama would play into his hands and cast him as a victim, thereby winning him sympathy.
By Arnold Letsholo
Botswana Congress Party (BCP) is advocating for the 30 percent quota for women representation for political positions.
This came to light when a BCP candidate, Kgalalelo Mokolare addressed a political rally in Gabane this past weekend.
The same thing she said applies to the opposition coalition- UDC.
By Mosidi Mokaeya
AMaun based tourist operator Kenson Kgaga of Botswana Guides Association has spoken out about racism in the Okavango Delta.
He said the issue is now becoming a human rights disaster with racism as the root cause.
Former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Defence, Justice and Security Segakweng Tsiane has left the public service.
Rather predictably, she has come out to allay fears that she might have been pushed saying her decision to leave the public service was on voluntary basis as she has reached the mandatory retirement age.
By Mmapula Molapong
By Basadi Morokotso
By Arnold Letsholo
Moses Moreri, an official in the Ministry of Transport and Communication has said his ministry is ready for educational transformation.
The evidence lies with internet connection of more than 300 laboratories country-wide. More than 700 primary schools he said have also been connected country-wide.
By Mmapula Molapong
The European Union (EU) placed Botswana on its money laundering blacklist because former President Lt Gen Ian Khama’s administration allowed politicians and their relatives to launder millions of pulas in dirty money from the Botswana construction industry – Sunday Standard investigations have established.
Former Minister Sadique Kebonang and his twin brother Zein benefitted from weaknesses in Botswana’s money laundering regime a few months after the weaknesess were exposed by the Eastern and Southern African Anti-Money Laundering Group (ESAAMLG).
Government is said to be investigating the reasons behind the multi-million tender cost escalation for the construction of the Mahalapye Prison fence.
The fence was constructed by Defence Concepts which was one of the preferred suppliers of Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services (DISS) when its former director Isaac Kgosi was at the helm of the intelligence entity.
The newly acquired jet by Air Botswana, Embraer E-70 will not fly any time soon as it has to satisfy certain conditions.
This is according to a statement issued by Air Botswana Corporate Communications Manager Thabiso Leshoai.
Scores of nurses and possibly other medical professionals at Princess Marina hospital are at the centre of investigations following mysterious disappearance of a habit forming drug – pethidine - in large quantities.
The hospital is said to be running short of the medication due to theft.