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Keikantse Lesemela
  • Farmers Decry Low Livestock Prices

    During the media tour organised by Local Enterprises Authority (LEA) last week, farmers urged government to review livestock prices. The major customer for small stock farmers is the government through the LIMID scheme in which a goat is priced at...

  • Entrepreneurship policy on the cards

    The NEP is designed to provide a comprehensive framework for entrepreneurship and SMME development in the country. According to a statement released by the Ministry of Trade and Industry, the policy needed to be reviewed to instill entrepreneurship...

  • Internet price reduction not trickling down to consumers

    At a BTCL breakfast meeting held yesterday for clients, BTCL customers complained that the benefits of the price reductions have not trickled down to them. Botswana Building Society’s head of Information Systems and Networking, Isaac...

  • Symphony Health tightens claims procedures

    Speaking during a media briefing on Monday, Symphony Health chief executive officer, Rose Tatedi said although they have recorded a high numbers of clients, the company has been forced to review their underwriting schemes. “We had a lot of...

  • Air Botswana ups anti-graft campaign

    BusinessWeek: Tell us about the Tip-off Anonymous service. Moribame: Air Botswana’s Tip-off Anonymous service is an independently managed fraud hotline service that allows both internal (employees) and external stakeholders to report suspected...

  • BIH to establish Govt data centre

    When Presenting the committee of supply speech recently, the Minister of Infrastructure Science and Technology, Nonofo Molefhi said BIH had forged a partnership with the Department of Information Technology to build an integrated Government Data...

  • Govt faced with shortages of project consultants

    Responding to the committee of supply speech delivered by the Minister of Infrastructure Science and Technology (MIST), Nonofo Molefhi, the Shoshong MP, Phillip Makgalemele said there was lack of extensive consultation in the ministry because...

  • Former My Star contestant to create gospel ensemble

    The youngster held auditions last Saturday to identify youngsters who could make up the group called We Must Praise. He said at the auditions that the aim is to create quality music that would qualify the group for international stages. “Our...

  • We are not trying to regulate God Batshu

    Among the proposed changes is an increase in the number of people required to form and register a religious organisation from 10 to 250 members.  In addition, the amendments will enable the minister to guide the operation of religious...

  • SHHA loans go up

    It entails low income housing programme made up of turnkey and SHHA home improvement loans, which have now increased the upper limit threshold from P36,400 to P52,000 per annum. Minister of Lands and Housing, Prince Maele told Parliament last week...

  • Bidders engage PPADB over vague tender terms

    During a workshop hosted by Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Board (PPADB), participants raised concerns that they often struggle to understand the tender requirements. “In most cases tender specifications are always complicated and so we...

  • Slow implementation of doing business reforms

    Speaking at the Botswana National Productivity Centre (BNPC) Doing Business Reforms workshop held in Gaborone on Tuesday, Mmolawa said government had approved certain reforms, but there has not been any implementation of the reforms. “The...

  • Entrepreneurship key to job creation

    Speaking at a media briefing on unemployment and job creation hosted by Afena Capital, Chief Executive Officer of Innate Investment Solutions, Lynette Ntuli, said entrepreneurs could change the face of the economy for the better, if given enough...

  • Trans Kalahari Project still on hold

    The 1447-kilometre railway line will link Botswana’s Mmamabula coalfields with the Walvis Bay Port in Namibia. Briefing Parliament on Tuesday, Molefhi said he was uncertain when work on the project would start, as they had not found private...

  • MPs condemn education supplementary budget

    Matambo requested an additional funding amounting to about P568, 968, 430. “The amount is required to pay outstanding tuition fee invoices for students sponsored by the Ministry at various private and public tertiary institutions,” said...

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