A pickle in the pockets of consumers

Pie in the sky: A stable electricity sector continues to prove elusive
Pie in the sky: A stable electricity sector continues to prove elusive

A few years ago, a stellar, local writer described a situation in which a man ate a stringy piece of meat. Realising he had bitten off more than he could chew he was caught between trying to swallow the rest or spit the whole out. As the Botswana Power Corporation receives yet another bailout, Staff Writer, MBONGENI MGUNI notes that the consumers’ dilemma is even deeper

Yesterday, parliamentarians voted to keep the lights on for a little longer, approving a P1.5 billion-tariff subsidy for the Botswana Power Corporation.

The latest funds, which will flow into the utility’s coffers after the start of the new financial year in April, represent the latest sturdy support granted by treasury to a parastatal battling to ‘power Botswana towards prosperity’.

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CoA brings sanity to DIS/DCEC long-standing feud

This decision follows the raiding of the office of the former Director General of the DCEC, Tymon Katlholo early 2022 and his staff officer by the DIS operatives who reportedly took files that they had targeted.After all back and forth arguments, the CoA has set the record straight giving an invaluable lesson to the DIS that it was no super security organ and it does not have any powers to cogently supervise other security organs including the...

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