Nurses, govt square up in CoA

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The Botswana Nurses Union asked the Court of Appeal (CoA) yesterday to overturn a High Court decision, which allowed government to overhaul the method used to promote staff in the Health Ministry.

Two years ago, the High Court ruled in favour of government’s move to externally advertise for promotional posts, instead of using the recommendations of Heads of Department, as was the case until July 2013.

Before a three-judge CoA bench led by Justice Seth Twum, the union’s attorney, Tembeni Jeremiah said that the change in procedure would have required that the nurses be given a prior hearing, which they were never accorded.

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Routine child vaccination imperative

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