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Tsaone Basimanebotlhe
  • 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...

  • MPs expenditure questionable

    This was after it was discovered that the bills for meals on account of some honourable members had increased significantly.According to the report, there were other questionable bills incurred in the period November 1, 2019, to December 13, 2019 and...

  • Auditor-General laments state of schools

    This is despite the fact that the ministry had disbursed P703 million to finance maintenance and expansion of educational facilities at 33 junior secondary schools in the financial years 2018/2019 and 2019/2020. As of December 20, 2019, P637 million...

  • Dow breaks ranks with BDP on DIS

    During her response to the State of the Nation Address (SONA) delivered by President Mokgweetsi Masisi on Monday, Dow requested MPs to speak with one voice and called for a Commission of inquiry on the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS)...

  • BCP chooses aspirant candidates

    The two council wards primary elections that BCP held include Tumasera and Nkange north. According to BCP spokesperson, Mpho Pheko, they managed to hold peaceful primary elections over the weekend. “We want to thank our members who participated in...

  • Police, BDF Ill-Resourced At Roadblocks - Report

    Moreover, due to the initial non-centralised issuance of permits, there was an influx of permits approved by various authorities, thus exposing their issuance to abuse. The audit by Auditor General Pulane Letebele stated: “This had caused increased...

  • Create jobs - Saleshando

    He expressed worry that instead of creating the much needed jobs for locals, government ministries had engaged foreign consultants or foreign-based service providers.Responding to the State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Wednesday, Saleshando said...

  • Women politicians seek inclusion

    According to the Gender Links consultant under political participation, Chigedze Chinyepi they want the commission to have 60% of women and 40% of men or at least 50% each representation from both parties.“In fact we call for a total overhaul of...

  • Lotty faces disciplinary action

    This comes after the mayor for Gaborone City Council (GCC), Father Maphongo reported the trio to the party for giving him a hard time to work well at the city council. The mayor is fed up and ready to quit if no action is taken against the...

  • One But Two MPs Get Apology

    This follows an impromptu kgotla meeting at the President's behest last week in which residents and government officials attended. With the MPs nowhere in sight at the 'important' meeting, this stood out like a sore thumb for attendees...

  • Suspended Councillors Want Case Heard

    The councillors, Collen Mochotlhi, Slumber Mokgosi, Seilatsatsi Kgokong and Molemisi Motsewabathata, are frustrated that they have been suspended for 60 days. They say so far there is no word from the BDP office or party disciplinary committee. “At...

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