Minister of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources, Kitso Mokaila last week defended the decision of BCL management to sideline local contractors and award a multi million Pula tender for refurbishment of the mine smelter to controversial South African mechanical and electrical engineering firm, Kentz SA.
One Botswana judge has confessed to being indebted and loyal to President Lt Gen Ian Khama while another has confessed to being prone to influence by mob psychology “which often results in poor decision making.”
This emerged in confidential letters addressed to the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) this week as Botswana’s judicial crisis lurches through a comedy of errors.
Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) President Duma Boko has said the law is paramount in any institution and the constitution governs how political leaders conduct themselves.
The State is using its financial muscle to thwart law suit by Botswana Congress Party (BCP) in the controversial Electronic Voting Machines case. The Independent Electoral Commission intends to buy the machines from Indian based Bharat Electronics (PTY) LTD.
The President of Botswana Congress Party (BCP), Dumelang Saleshando has expressed sadness over the demise of All Party Conference which existed during the tenure of the late President Sir Ketumile Masire. Through the All Party Conference political parties would congregate and sit around the table to reflect collectively on steps that needed to be taken to enrich the country’s democracy.
Botswana Congress Party (BCP) President Dumelang Saleshando has said his party is feeling the pinch of taking government to court.
He lamented growing legal costs.
Addressing the BCP Francistown Annual Conference last week he said though important, court cases are becoming expensive.
Potential buyers of the just liquidated BCL mine, Emirates Investments House (EIH) are interested in turning BCL mine into Agric-commercial project, The Telegraph has established.
The latest development suggesting that EIH intends to turn BCL into an Agric-commercial business was confirmed to The Telegraph by BCL Provisional Liquidator Nigel Dixon-Warren.
As African countries are quitting the International Criminal Court, the government of Botswana has decided to domesticate the Rome Statute.
The decision follows overwhelming support to a Bill presented in parliament by the Minister Defence Justice and Security, Shaw Kgathi.
An investigation by The Telegraph into Land Administration Procedures Capacity and Systems (LAPCAS) suggests that the bungling of the project by Ministry of Lands and Housing is worse than originally revealed.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has raised a red flag over the construction of the P1 billion bridge across Okavango River in Mohembo village citing lack of financial appraisals which could result in bungling of such mega projects.
The Botswana Government intends to appeal a case in which the High Court had instructed the state to transport and accommodate hundreds of asylum seekers at the Dukwi Refugee Camp.
Lawyer, Morgan Moseki of MCM Attorneys has confirmed to this publication that the Attorney General (AG) has served him with a statutory notice notifying him of its intention to appeal.
Botswana High Commissioner to Namibia Claurinah Modise says the government of Botswana will not intervene in the genocide negotiations currently underway between the Namibian and German governments.
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