Tobacco Control Bill shelved


The much-awaited Tobacco Control Bill was sent back for further amendment following last month’s Cabinet presentation thwarting hopes for the proposal being put before Parliament, Mmegi has learnt.

The Minister of Health and Wellness, Dorcas Makgato, had promised the National Tobacco Control Conference when officially opening the event on July 10 that the Bill would be taken to Parliament during that week subsequent to Cabinet approval. 

However, the draft law, whose purpose is to align local tobacco control efforts with the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), did not go through as planned for the mid-July Parliament.

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It is also hurting that whilst we all know that the Botswana Police Service (BPS) is charged functionally with the duties to investigate all forms of crime, some locals have resorted to taking the law into their own hands. It is very wrong to do that. There is also a possibility that one may wrongfully take the life of a person in the process, unless it is a justifiable case of self-defence. Recently, in the city of Francistown, some locals found...

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