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Minister of Employment, Labour Productivity & Skills Development, Mpho Balopi says government will take steps against companies who have retrenched employees without informing commissioner of labour during the State of the public emergency. The State of Public Emergency was introduced in April last year, as one way of curbing the spread of COVID19. When addressing […]

The presidential COVID-19 task force scientific advisor, Dr Mogomotsi Matshaba says the country is using the Covax facility and the Africa CDC platforms to procure other Covid-19 vaccines. Dr Matshaba said this was a deliberate move as they cannot rely on one vaccine. This move helps in such setbacks as the current one where one […]

Kekgonegile told Yarona FM news that public schools have become super spreaders of the virus, especially in Maun village.Pupils in some schools have not been taught because of unavailability of hand basins, sanitizers and failing to constantly fumigate classrooms, as the virus spiral out of control.The MP added that closure of schools will assisting in […]

Member of Parliament for Mahalapye East, Yandani Boko will this morning table a motion in parliament, calling on government to review the electoral act. During an interview with Yarona FM news, Boko said there is need to update the electoral act and align it with the international best practices of conducting election in a modern […]

The Member of Parliament for Maun East, Goretetse Kekgonegile says that government financial assistance programmes should be extended to all people living with disabilities. Speaking in Parliament yesterday, he said currently, only the physically challenged people get support from government financial agencies, urging that it should also be extended to others like the deaf and […]

The seating arrangement in parliament has just been changed a while ago when parliament resumed, with Member of Parliament for Jwaneng-Mabutsane, Mephato Reatile joining the opposition benches.This follows his defection from the Botswana Democratic Party to the Botswana Patriotic Front. Speaker of the National Assembly, Phandu Skelemani announced the change when parliament resumed today.

The member of Parliament for Gaborone Central Tumisang Healey, says a temporary relief plan could be made for the creative industry. Healy was speaking following his intervention in the release of popular artist Odirile Vee Sento at Broadhurst police yesterday. He said in his interactions with authorities including the key Ministry of Youth leadership, assurances […]

The disgruntled Creatives Industry has indicated that it is frustrated with government to the extent that they are considering pulling out their music from national radio stations and the Botswana Television. Speaking to Yarona FM news yesterday after addressing some members of the Creatives Industry following his release from Broadhurst Police Station, the campaign leader […]

One of the leaders in the lobby movement by creatives to open up the industry Odirile Vee Sento, has been released from police custody. Member of parliament for Gaborone Central Tumisang Healey, who assisted in the process, said Vee was released after being charged 5 thousand Pula for the illegal gathering at GSS grounds and […]