Vol.23 No.162

Friday 27 October 2006    
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BTU boss fired
The president of the Botswana Teachers Union (BTU), Japhta Radibe, has been fired as headmaster of Sedibelo Community Junior Secondary School in Mochudi. Impeccable sources said that a shocked Radibe was sent packing by the Teaching Service Management (TSM) through a hand-delivered letter yesterday. His sacking takes effect immediately.

Bobirwa FMD under control
FRANCISTOWN: The director of Animal Health and Production, Dr. Musa Fanikiso, has said that the Bobirwa Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) was under control.

Simcard leads police to burglary suspects
FRANCISTOWN: A stolen simcard led the police to robbery suspects after a witness used it to make a phone call.

Masire appointed BDF commander
The Office of the President has announced the appointment of Major General Tebogo H.C Masire as the Commander-designate of the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) and his promotion to the position Lieutenant-General.

BNYC in disarray
Government is pouring millions of Pula into a bottomless pit at Botswana National Youth Council (BNYC), as close to 51 District Youth Councils have not been functioning for the past four years. However, there are officers who are stationed at those offices who receive monthly salaries for doing nothing.

BOSETU challenges Nkate to come clean
The president of the Botswana Secondary School Teachers Union (BOSETU), Eric Ditau, has challenged the Minister of Education, Jacob Nkate to come up with proof that there are headteachers sabotaging the payment of school fees.

I did not gag Masa-a-sele - Sebetela
Former Minister of Communications, Science and Technology (MCST), Boyce Sebetela has revealed that he was never party to the decision to suspend the morning phone-in segment of the Masa-a-sele programme.

BNF starts national tours
FRANCISTOWN: The Botswana National Front (BNF) has started a national tour to win the hearts and souls of the people. The move is also meant to revive party structures at the grassroots. The tour started recently with a visit by the party leadership to Kanye.

Customer abandons 'new' KIA vehicle
An employee of Mochudi Tribal Administration Kefilwe Nkukubane has abandoned her vehicle at KIA Motors premises in Sebele saying she has been ripped-off. Nkukubane told Mmegi that after buying the KIA Piccanto in May last year, it developed mechanical problems.

Prize offered to Africa's leaders
LONDON: A P32.2 million ($5m) prize for Africa's most effective head of state is being launched in London by one of the continent's top businessmen.


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