Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Opinions

Power outages should not be allowed to breed desperation

Since power outages took a turn for the worse two months ago, government, particularly the Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources, has been...

Cry the beloved country – Botswana

May I thank the local newspapers for keeping their online editions up to date and let them know that the job they are doing...

How my bank gave away a million bucks to a villager!

I am not a happy man. Not at all. Actually, since the beginning of the year, I have been grumpy. ...

Direct election of the President favours the BDP!

Member of Parliament Akanyang Magama has been attracting the ire of the ruling Botswana Democratic Party. In an unusually sensible motion from the opposition benches,...

Of Masire, JF Kennedy and Automatic Succession

Since late last year, I have been following the debate by former President Sir Ketumile Masire and Mmegi newspaper columnist Dan Moabi on the...

Ministry of Finance must find answers to problems consuming Pensions Industry!

Fundamentalism seems to be in control somewhere in the belly of the Botswana Public Officers Pension Fund. First they started by ridiculing the Permanent Secretary...

Blame it on history!

At school, the most interesting subject was history. It was exciting and evoked images of the glory and tribulations of days gone by....

How a once great party went down the drain!

Never before in recent times has the ruling Botswana Democratic Party had it so good. Not only is the party in relative peace with itself...

President Mogae retires in agony

In my commentary on President Mogae's last State of the Nation address (Mogae's Address was Junk. Sunday Standard 18-24 November 2007), I opined that...

BCP responds to 2008 Budget Speech

Following the presentation of the 2008 budget speech by the Minister of Finance and Development Planning, the Botswana Congress Party (BCP), wishes to make...