Thursday, August 5, 2021

Editorials

Botswana should make proper use of NSO

Botswana needs to acknowledge that when it comes to policy coordination standards have generally dropped. And something needs to be done with it really...

For digitisation to happen it will require a world-class tertiary education

Digitisation was one of government’s first priorities upon president Mokgweetsi Masisi coming to office. That was way ahead of the pandemic setting in. It was also...

Covid-19 will leave endemic mental illnesses on its wake

Of all the troubles that covid will bequeath the world, the biggest, save for loss of life has to be the mental health. Covid has...

This was always going to be a difficult winter for Botswana’s efforts to fight Covid-19

There are too many variants floating. And naturally the virus gets more efficient in winter. And not withstanding official speak, Botswana has done a staggeringly bad...

Once again stock theft has reared its ugly head and threatens to become a security threat

Small farmers across the country find themselves once again fighting with bare hands against the more determined stock thieves who are now entering into...

Botswana should seek outside assistance on Rhino poaching

Even as government does not release the latest and more recent figures on rhino poaching especially at the Okavango, the scourge continues, almost unabated. And...

United States vaccine donation welcome, but too little and too late for Africa

Early this week the President of the United States Joe Biden announced that his government will donate 80 million doses of covid 19 vaccines...

True costs of sending armies into Mozambique are still to be truly explained

SADC, it has now become clear is determined to get into Mozambique. The northern most province has been a security risk for Mozambique. And let us...

Too many parastatals are weighing heavily on the economy

A key feature that has been a big lesson for authorities in Botswana during the pandemic has been a systemic lack of dynamism among...

Soaring prices should be a cause for concern

Statistics office has just released their latest inflation figures and they show the highest rate increase  for many years. Bank of Botswana will inevitably be...