The Gaborone City Council audit report that implicates the mayor, Kagiso Thutlwe, in the unlawful allocation of billboard advertising sites left out an even more shocking detail – a company owned by a person living with disability was used as a front by one of the two other companies that were controversially favoured by the mayor.
If the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) wins and keeps its promise, by this time next year, some 100 000 more people would be able to return home in the evening lugging groceries-laden plastic bags.
BY MPHO KUHLMANN
In Botswana Defence Force (BDF) Public Affairs Staff Officer Major Monty Malomo’s vocabulary, “kill” is a four letter word.
With one Molepolole man (a Botswana Democratic Party veteran) having stated that President Mokgweetsi Masisi is taking Botswana back to the proverbial crossroads, another (himself a long-time but now expelled Botswana National Front member) has also come out to state that Masisi is taking Botswana to the land that the BNF has long promised.
A Gaborone City Council investigation report shows that the Mayor, Kagiso Thutlwe, lied to internal auditors about unlawful billboard allocation that deprived the Council of revenue that one account estimates at P3 million.As Sunday Standard reported in March this year, Thutlwe allocated three companies billboard advertising space on dubious grounds in September 2017.
Section 67 of our constitution gives persons who are citizens of Botswana, and who have attained the age of 18 years, to make an application at such time and in such manner as may be prescribed in any law to be registered as a voter for purposes of participating in elections of elected members of parliament.
BY THOBO MOTLHOKA
“So, what do you think of the October elections? What do you think a new government will have in store for us the Pandamatenga farmers? Are we safe?” Herman Venter fires a quick succession of questions from the driver’s seat of his white Toyota 4x4 as we drive through the vast Pandamatenga commercial farms.
BY MPHO KUHLMANN
BY RUTH KEDIKILWE
The Telegraph caught up with an outspoken, flamboyant anti-drug use ambassador in 31-year-old Tumelo Sengawane, who for the past few years, took a bold and active decision to quit drugs, alcohol and cigarettes.
BY JOSEPH BALISE
A Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA) research paper by Pelotshweu Moepeng on “Food Security, Agricultural Policy and Environmental Interface: African Perspective” highlights that Botswana is a flat country with the Kalahari Desert covering more than two thirds of its size.
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