Friday, July 30, 2021

Economy

Botswana in fresh multi-billion power project blunder

History seemed to be repeating itself this week: Government awarded the P 8, 7 billion Morupule B phase 11 tender to a consortium of...

Analyst urges Botswana to diversify away from diamonds

Analyst Shoaib Vayej says diamond beneficiation is not an easy endeavour, and has advised Botswana to rather diversify its economy away from diamonds.When dissecting...

Budget must prioritise growth and performance – BIDPA

As the National Budget Speech date is fast approaching, BIDPA's Grace Tabengwa opines the main principle that will guide its prioritisation process for are...

Cash flow crisis cripples BCL

Government has rejected a request by BCL copper and nickel mine in Selibe Phikwe for a P1.5 billion equity injection.Government has instead told BCL...

Opposition MPs deeply suspicious of ESP

Those who claim to have intimate knowledge of white-collar criminality within the high echelons of power whisper about the underworld bona fides of a certain ruling...

Matambo remains mum on details of ESP

The Minister responsible for Finance, Kenneth Matambo on Friday said that no one, not even members of parliament can compel him to reveal the...

Electricity, water shortages seen worsening Botswana fragile growth

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said it expects the Botswana economy to slow down this year and in the future on the back of...

Will ESP end the job creation illusion?

National Internship Programme ÔÇô P1400The Minister responsible for Youth, Thapelo Olopeng this week told parliament that as at the end of October 2015, a...

The leather designer who went to hell and back

Philimon's harrowing life story reads like a fictional novel. Even as he tries to smile, his eyes betray the misery that he went through...

BMC not aware of Zim moratorium on Botswana cattle

Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) Public Relations Officer, Brian Dioka says he is not aware of the decision by Zimbabwe's Cold Storage Company to stop...