Water future is in your hands

Government and the agency it mandated to purvey water, the Water Utilities Corporation (WUC), will by necessity take the harshest criticism around the growing supply crisis in the southeast.

Ever since the corporation’s establishment 45 years ago, Batswana have increased their reliance on the water grid and in the absence of restrictions on usage, have developed wasteful and careless attitudes for a resource the country is perennially in need of.

Last month, Bokaa Dam also gave up the ghost and on October 1, according to an article elsewhere in this edition, South Africa could cut Greater Gaborone off from Molatedi Dam supplies.

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GBV: The big elephant in the room

Sadly, the country seems not to have proper tools and the extent to which women and the girl-child are being abused is not adequately measured.Almost every week there are reports of women being attacked by their significant others and while men are attacked as well, women seem to be more on the receiving end.On May 24, 2023 news broke that a woman who was receiving support from the Botswana Gender-Based Violence Prevention Centre in Gaborone, was...

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