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  • 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...

  • Malefho Unceremoniously Fired

    Malefho, who was working as a medical doctor at Sir Ketumile Masire Teaching Hospital, was supposed to exit his employment contract on March 31, 2022. “It is true. I was called by the human resource officer on Thursday to come and get my dismissal...

  • Madigele eyes BDP SG position

    Apart from the current secretary-general Mpho Balopi who has a fall out with President Mokgweetsi Masisi, Phakalane businessman Lesang Magang has shown interest gto contest the position. Balopi has been asked by the President to step down since they...

  • Masisi, Khama fight divides the nation

    University of Botswana lecturer in politics and administrative studies, Adam Mfundisi says the rivalry between Khama and Masisi can be traced to the ascendance to the highest political office by Masisi on April 1, 2018 or round about. “Upon...

  • Rapelana steps down from BCP leadership

    She is the first woman to serve as the BCP chairperson after previously serving the party in different capacities. Rapelana told Mmegi that what makes her smile everyday is the growth of her party from the time they formed it after defecting from the...

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