�This power plant is our baby!� � CNEEC


The simmering cold war between the Morupule B Chinese contractor and the newly-appointed German operator emerged as one of the key contributing factors towards the acute power outages the nation experiences. Staff Writer LAWRENCE SERETSE explores the dynamics surrounding the blame game

Last year President Ian Khama made a promise to the nation that the power cuts would come to an end on July 31, 2013.

Interestingly, from that period until December and early January 2014 the power situation had stabilised only for a while. During the stable period, the Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) and the China National Electric Equipment Corporation (CNEEC) had entered into a six-month interim Operation and Maintenance (O&M) agreement.

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Well-wishers gathered at the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport to bid our queen farewell and wish her success as she joins other beauties from around the globe for the coveted crown. Competing in such events is nerve-wracking, and one needs to be fully prepared to stand a chance of making it as a finalist.It is not just about physical fitness; mental state matters too. Unfortunately, sometimes our queens end up facing such fierce...

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