Whither Botswana

What constitute conflict of interest
Like Michael Dingake (Mmegi, 12 January 2010) I couldn't believe my eyes when I read the story in the Christmas Week 2009 edition of The Voice about the alleged interest of our minister responsible for Defence, justice and security, Ramadeluka Seretse, in a business said to have supplied security equipment (among other things) to the Botswana Police Service.

I couldn't believe my eyes because I found it impossible to imagine a worse example of a conflict-of-interest situation.

Here was the political head of the government ministry responsible for the police service, who was alleged to have a direct interest in a company reported to have at least once won a tender to supply the department with security equipment! 

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Our queen: Bring home the crown

Well-wishers gathered at the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport to bid our queen farewell and wish her success as she joins other beauties from around the globe for the coveted crown. Competing in such events is nerve-wracking, and one needs to be fully prepared to stand a chance of making it as a finalist.It is not just about physical fitness; mental state matters too. Unfortunately, sometimes our queens end up facing such fierce...

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