Parliament seeks foreign-free private security

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Lawmakers are demanding a private security law that wholly reserves the terrain, and top leadership to indigenous Batswana as global security threats intensify.

Moreover, Members of Parliament say having foreign nationals at the helm of private security companies doing business here compromises national security. Contributing to the Private Security Bill yesterday, former commander of the ground forces in the Botswana Defence Force (BDF), Pius Mokgware said private security, as the first line of defense needs to be treaded diligently.

Mokgware therefore proposed that the licensing board be more cautions when approving these businesses in order to arrest the situation.

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The recent Vaccination Day in Motokwe, orchestrated through collaborative efforts between UNICEF, USAID, BRCS, and the Ministry of Health, underscores a commendable stride towards fortifying child health services.The painful reality as reflected by the Ministry of Health's data regarding the decline in routine immunisation coverage since the onset of the pandemic, is a cause for concern.It underscores the urgent need to address the...

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