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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CoA brings sanity to DIS/DCEC long-standing feud

This decision follows the raiding of the office of the former Director General of the DCEC, Tymon Katlholo early 2022 and his staff officer by the DIS operatives who reportedly took files that they had targeted.After all back and forth arguments, the CoA has set the record straight giving an invaluable lesson to the DIS that it was no super security organ and it does not have any powers to cogently supervise other security organs including the...

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