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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Are police trigger-happy?

Unfortunately, that day turned sour for those who were shopping at Sefalana Cash and Carry in Gaborone West Industrial.The exchange of fire that ensued between members of the Botswana Police Service (BPS) and robbers who had allegedly robbed a G4S cash-in-transit vehicle left two civilians dead, three robbers struck down, and an undisclosed number of citizens wounded.One deceased civilian is reportedly an employee of the Citizen Entrepreneurial...

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