Unproductive winter parly ends

MPs have recently been accused of absconding from parliament proceedings
MPs have recently been accused of absconding from parliament proceedings

The just-ended 11th Parliament discussed seven bills and passed only two of them.

Amongst the passed bills were the Insurance Industry Bill 2014 and Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources Bill 2015. According to Minister of Finance and Development Planning, Kenneth Matambo, the object of the bill was to re-enact the Insurance Industry Act with amendments such as increasing penalties.

The bill’s other objective is to provide for all the detailed processes and duties relating to the insurance industry ‘under one act’.

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Keep your mask close

Wearing of masks behind closed doors has been mandatory following the government’s August decision that the public was freed from masking in outdoor spaces.According to a press statement from the ministry, all other remaining COVID-19 protocols such as social distancing in schools and requirements for vaccination or PCR tests at ports of entry have also been relaxed.Statistics still show that hundreds still die daily due to the pandemic around...

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