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.
Member of Parliament for Tati East Samson Moyo Guma has entered the boardroom brawl pitting Choppies Enterprise Limited Chairman former President Festus Mogae and chief executive officer Ramachandaran Ottapathu against former Zimbabwe Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko and his family.
The Ministry of Local Government has suspended a multi-million Pula tender that was awarded by Gaborone City Council to install new electric lights across the City and has appointed a Commission of Enquiry to investigate circumstances surrounding the tender.
Sunday Standard has managed to get its hands on the copy of an immigration application form at the centre of a contentious claim in a new book titled “One Life at a Time: An American Doctor’s Memoir of AIDS in Botswana.”
Sunday Standard Editor Outsa Mokone is to appear before the Broadhurst Magistrate’s Court on Monday, September 3rd to face a charge of Sedition arising from an article published by this publication in September 2014.
A top United Nations (UN) human rights official released a preliminary report last week blasting the Botswana Communications Regulatory Act (BOCRA) for potentially violating human rights on a nationwide scale.
Good sources at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development tell Sunday Standard that Bank Gaborone managers have been summoned to appear before the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC).
While Ministerial positions remain the most coveted appointments by legislators, such power and responsibility has also proven to be a source of devastation come elections. This has been especially evident in the recent Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) primary elections where 10 incumbent Ministers and Members of Parliament (MPs) lost to new comers.
The public hearing on the ill-fated National Petroleum Fund (NPF) is expected to enter its final phase this week when the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) reconvenes.
Former Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services Director General, Isaac Kgosi will be brought to court in two weeks and charged with several counts of corruption and embezzlement, in a case that is expected to open a can of worms.
Member of Parliament for Serowe West Tshekedi Khama is likely to be suspended or expelled from the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) following his loss at the Lobatse High Court on Friday. Tshekedi had taken the party to court accusing the BDP of failing to take appropriate action against one of his opponents in yesterday’s Bulela Ditswe primary elections, Moemedi Dijeng.