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  • Children’s rights violations worry minister

    Speaking at the national children’s consultative forum this week in Selebi-Phikwe, Local Government assistant minister, Mabuse Pule said they continue to hear of all forms of violations against children on a daily basis.“It is quite disheartening...

  • Kablay wants presidential task team to brief Parley

    The General Assembly was held on Thursday and it is the last one before Parliament closes today (Friday).The country has been registering low new COVID-19, cases but the numbers spiralled out of control this week after over 2,000 new ones were...

  • By-elections likely to attract low turn-out

    According to the analyst, this is so because people are already in a festive mood. The vacant council seat wards are Nkange North (Nkange constituency), Tamasane (Mmadinare constituency), Tumasera-Seleka (Sefhare-Ramokgonami constituency), Boseja...

  • Six Harassment Cases Against DIS

    The revelation comes after Member of Parliament for Takatokwane, Tshoganetso Leuwe inquired about allegations of unlawful operations by the DIS such as trampling on citizen rights, liberties and constitutional freedoms.When responding to the...

  • Masisi, Khama feud divides nation - Guma

    He encouraged the duo to stop using State resources to fight their war. Moyo also said it is time politicians use rallies and other platforms to address bread and butter issues that Batswana need to hear rather than running around and addressing...

  • Minister calls for Parly independence

    Sethomo told the Botswana Democartic Party (BDP) dominated Parliament that it is time the August House becomes independent from the Executive. “Similarly, we want to see our governance institutions standing independently. These are the likes of the...

  • Masisi denounces travel ban

    Addressing the nation on Wednesday evening, Masisi said the action defeats the spirit of multilateral cooperation in dealing with the global pandemic. Botswana has confirmed 19 cases of Omicron variant.“The decision to ban our citizens from...

  • Manake Requests Communities Fight Against GBV

    When addressing Parliament on Thursday, Manake said this year’s theme, ‘Orange The World; End Violence Against Women Now!’ and the fact that “we have 16 days set aside to reflect on the issue of GBV is an indication of just how disturbing and...

  • Moyo In The Race For BPF Presidency

    Moyo, who then claimed there was a conspiracy plot to assassinate him, said he is back in politics and has thrown his hat in the ring for the Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF) presidency when congress is held. The Monitor has learnt that Moyo will be...

  • Suspended BDP councillors ponder defection

    At least three of the suspended civic leaders have told Mmegi they have opened talks with opposition parties for possible defections.The move is as they ready for any eventuality that include a trial verdict that could go against their political...

  • Family wants Balopi out of politics

    According to a source, some want him to quit active politics if at all things are not abating so that he could concentrate on his businesses and family life. The relationship between Masisi and Balopi reached its all time low in 2020 when the ruling...

  • Mahalapye bus/taxi rank opens up opportunities

    The project commenced this year May and it was supposed to be completed by October this year but it had a month delay because the council was forced to relocate people to a new site.“The project was estimated at P10 million and it has already spent...

  • Lack of funds hinder development

    Residents of the four wards who will be voting their preferred candidates on December 18, 2021, hope that may be their cry will be heard better if they have a councillor. Some of the wards have not had representatives for over a year. Therefore, they...

  • Gov’t to introduce feeding policy in schools

    Currently, the country has feeding guidelines only, which were developed by the World Food Programme (WFP) in 1993. The guidelines were designed for government-owned pre and primary schools, and currently covers 370,000 pupils in 758 primary schools....

  • The rot at public hospitals

    According to Auditor General Pulane Letebele, at Nyangwabgwe Referral Hospital, a new Aspiration System Machine worth P10 million delivered on November 7, 2019 has not been installed to be used for its intended purpose.“The explanation given was...

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