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  • Ministries Under Scrutiny For Wastages

    A recently released report by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of its 58th meeting showed there were loopholes under the scheme. It identified the main areas of non-compliance as: “the recoupment of assets for failed projects was not effected;...

  • Mmegi loyal reader dies

    He made ‘Letters to the Editor’ fashionable and his letters had been published in national newspapers for decades. A writer who shared his views through pen and paper at the time, Mguni had keen interest in current affairs and all the relevant...

  • BDP stalwarts jostle for positions

    Already some disillusioned legislators and disgruntled civic leaders are eyeing certain positions to get full control of the party. The battle is so intense that party heavyweights have started jostling for political space in an endeavour to curry...

  • Supplementary voter registration commences

    It is done to give an opportunity to those who had not registered for the 2019 general election.According to acting IEC spokesperson Idah Seoforeng, supplementary registration helps or give an opportunity to those who had registered but do not have a...

  • UB don denies vacuum for State presidency

    In an interview with Mmegi on Tuesday this week, Balule said section 36 of the Botswana Constitution gives the sitting President the power to appoint the acting President who could be a Minister but if he feels his illness cannot distract him from...

  • BDP Ledumadumane East primaries tomorrow

    A press release from the party secretary also Member of Parliament for Gaborone North, Mpho Balopi, identified three candidates namely: Bontle Beauty Pilane, Thato Kgwatalala and Sello Leteane. The council seat became vacant after the death of the...

  • Moipolai is the UDC candidate for Ledumadumane East

    UDC issued a statement to clarify the matter, because two UDC posters for the ward were already doing rounds on social media. One of the posters is that of the identified candidate, Simon Moipolai of the Botswana National Front (BNF), while the other...

  • Married Man Slapped With Restraining Order

    The restraining order issued by Principal Magistrate, Gofaone Mosweu, against Nkagelang Mothanka on Tuesday instructs the married man to stop visiting or communicating with his ex girlfriend Segametsi Matara.This came after Matara through her...

  • Taxi Man Investigated For Defilement

    Serowe Police Station Commander, Superintendent, Poloko Oteng, said it is suspected that the taxi man started defiling the student last year March when she was still 14 years old."The mother suspected that her child might have been sexually used...

  • Man Hits Girlfriend With Knobkerrie

    According to Serowe Police Station Commander, Superintendent Poloko Oteng, the incident happened on December 31, 2021 and the victim was certified dead upon arrival at Sekgoma memorial hospital. "The incident happened at Ghaegoree cattlepost....

  • Health Ministry Ready To Administer Booster Doses

    The ministry spokesperson, Shirley Mukamambo, told MmegiOnline that provision of booster doses has been endorsed by Botswana Medicines Regulatory Authority (BOMRA). "Preparations are on going with stakeholders to ensure an effective roll out....

  • Political parties ready for Ledumadumane By-election

    Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Eric Molale, issued a writ for the by election on December 28, 2021. Independent Electoral Act stipulates that by election for a council seat should be held within three months after the death or...

  • The paralysing effects of COVID-19

    The state of hospitals, especially in the far-flung areas of the Okavango and Ngamiland, left a lot to be desired. Teachers at schools across the country perished in large numbers as well as their students. Under normal circumstances, where there is...

  • Balopi quits Cabinet, expected to resign as BDP Secretary General

    This follows his immediate resignation as a cabinet minister this morning. Balopi and President Mokgweetsi Masisi have not been in good terms lately. Masisi had even informed some party elders as well as other cabinet members about the fallout.Balopi...

  • Land Acquisition Expensive, Taxing For Gov't

    He was answering a question from the Member of Parliament for Francistown West constituency Ignatius Moswaane, who asked if the minister is aware that Batswana have to wait for more than 20 years to be allocated plots.In his response, Mzwinila...

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