Time to act on water safety

The Botswana Bureau of Standards (BoBS) has made stunning revelations that our drinking water is not 100 percent safe.

During a workshop in Francistown last week, officials from BoBS stated that out of the 23 districts, 14 are non-compliant with safe drinking water standards.

The capital city Gaborone has been counted among the unsafe water distributors. While we may react in shock to BoBS revelations, this is not news. For years, Batswana have been crying foul about taps producing dirty looking water, and with some reporting seeing burst pipes producing brownish water.

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A woman’s right to choose: Or is it?

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