Friday, 24 Mar 2017
The ministry of health has commended the Anti Tobbacco Network for its advocacy role which has compelled government to come up with the tobacco control legislation.
Friday, 24 Mar 2017
Government this week pledged its commitment to enhancing efforts in empowering and promoting social inclusion of people with disabilities.
Friday, 24 Mar 2017
The Department of Road Transport and Safety resumes driving practical tests from Monday this coming week.

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Friday, 03 Aug 2012
Opposition MPs have called on government to come up with a law on Citizen Economic Empowerment.South East South MP, Odirile Motlhale, said the Citizen Economic Empowerment Policy which has been put before parliament for approval, will not benefit Batswana. The BMD MP said he wondered why the ruling party is against a law on Citizen Economic Empowerment, while there is a clear indication that some programmes such as CEDA, SMME, ALDEP and LIMID have failed to benefit citizens.
Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012
Primary schools have been hit by a shortage of sorghum grain, sorghum meal and sugar beans countrywide. Assistant Minister of Local Government, Botlogile Tshireletso, has informed Parliament that the shortage is attributable to a company which declined to sign a contract to deliver the sorghum after winning the tender. Tshireletso stated that the company cited a price escalation of sorghum on the global market.She said the ministry is in the process of re-tendering to help mitigate the shortage.
Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012
The Global Expo 2012 will this year focus more on the youth when it takes place from the 21st to the 24th of November this year. Briefing the media this afternoon, Botswana Investment and Trade Centre official, Lameck Nthekela,said the main theme for this year’s Expo is “Fostering Economic Diversification, Skills And Entrepreneurship”. He says this year the youth will be key to the expo and there will be competitions to encourage them to participate in business.
Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012
Botswana Defence Force’s involvement in the training of youth in Kang under the Youth Empowerment Scheme, YES, programme has attracted wide criticism amongst opposition parties.
Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012
Members of Parliament have advised the Minister of Trade and Industry to come up with a law on Citizen Economic Empowerment. Tonota MP, Fidelis Molao, stated that without a law the Citizen Economic Empowerment policy might fail in its intended purpose. MPs were debating the policy in Parliament. They say the Citizen Economic Empowerment policy should have legislation that will drive the empowerment of indigenous Batswana. Molao also called on government to compel the procuring entities to award tenders to Botswana companies when they have been awarded major projects.
Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012
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Government has declared 2012/2013 a partial drought year and says it is undertaking relief measures to be implemented from tomorrow, August 1st until the end of March next year. In a statement, the Finance Ministry notes that the last ploughing season was characterized by long dry spells and that crops that were planted after December were severely affected.
Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012
The governing council of the Media Institute of Southern Africa, MISA, has called on SADC governments to ensure that Access to Information laws are enacted by all its member states. A MISA meeting held in Johannesburg on Sunday, noted that the progress in Botswana to have an Access to Information law enacted deserves recognition. t aIdded that the Zambian government and civil society are working on the enactment of an Access to Information law within the coming months.
Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012
SADC Ministers are holding talks set to be dominated by the crisis in Madagascar and violence in eastern DRC, ahead of an annual summit of heads of state in Maputo next month. The ministers will consider the SADC mediation in Madagascar aimed at holding elections and a restoration of normality. South Africa, the chief mediator in the three-year crisis, last week got the President Andry Rajoelina and the man he toppled Marc Ravalomanana together in their first direct talks.
Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012
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Members of Parliament have strongly condemned the Communications Regulatory Authority Bill, which seeks to merge the National Broadcasting Board and Botswana Telecommunications Authority. Leader of the Opposition, Dumelang Saleshando, when debating the bill, said that it was taking the country backwards while other nations are moving towards promoting public broadcasters. Saleshando says it is disappointing that the bill is intended to shun the public broadcaster and promote only the state broadcaster.
Thursday, 24 May 2012
Lobatse MP Nehemiah Modubule has raised allegations of racial discrimination at the Nnywane Dam near Lobatse. During a meeting of the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee yesterday, Modubule said black people are not allowed to fish at the dam, which sits on private land. The dam is owned by water utilities.

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