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DR TSHABANG CALLS FOR REVIEW OF SUB-DISTRICTS TO IMPROVE SERVICE DELIVERY Member of Parliament for Nkgange, Dr Never Tshabang has called for the upgrading of some of the sub districts to full district status. Speaking during Vice President Slumber Tsogwane’s meeting with the Tutume COVID19 task force this afternoon, Dr Tshabang said the upgrading will [...]
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS SHUTS DOWN AS OFFICIAL TESTS POSITIVE The headquarters of the ministry of foreign affairs and international relations have been shut down in order to observe COVID19 protocols as one official tested positive. A statement from the ministry yesterday said ministry operations will continue remotely. President Mokgweetsi Masisi is in quarantine following [...]
LOBATSE WATER SUPPLY FINALLY RESTORED The more than 30 thousand residents of Lobatse are breathing a sigh of relieve, as the Water Utilities Corporation, finally restores water supply. Residents of Lobatse have not had access to water supply for more than four days, following damages to a pipeline that supplies water to the town. The [...]
KROMBERG EMPLOYEES TO MEET MINISTER OF LABOUR OVER SALARY PROTESTS Employees of Kromberg which are currently protesting unfair pay will today meet with the labor minister, Business Botswana and management of the company to try iron out their issues. Representative of the workers Kabo Johane said the meeting follows two day of protests in-front of [...]
GABORONE TAXI ASSOCIATION NEGATIVELY IMPACTED BY FUEL SHORTAGES The Chairman of the Gaborone Taxi Association, Edson Tlhomelang says the financial losses being experienced since the scarcity of fuel in recent weeks is similar to what they felt during the two months long lockdown, imposed by government to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus. The [...]
GOVERNMENT MOVES TO ADDRESS TRUCK DRIVER GRIEVANCES AS COVID-19 CONFIRMED CASES KEEP RISING AMONG THEM Transport Minister Thulaganyo Segokgo says government is moving swiftly to address challenges facing truck drivers at borders, having started by increasing ablutions at Ramatlabama border. Segokgo who dismissed allegations of a strike in South Africa by South African drivers against [...]
ANOTHER CONSIGNMENT OF MEDICAL SUPPLIES FROM CHINA DONATED TO GOVERNMENT Botswana over the weekend received the third consignment of medical supplies from Chinese billionaire, Jack Ma of the Alibaba Group and Jack Ma Foundation. The supplies consisted of 2 thousand 500 test kits and protective clothing for Botswana’s front-line workers in the fight against the [...]
MOTOVAC EMPLOYEES DONATE TO THE INFORMAL SECTOR IN OLD NALEDI Employees of Motovac, a company that sells auto parts have donated food baskets to residents of Old Naledi in the informal sector. Motovac Group Human Resource Manager, Mbakiso Mawila says employees of the company raised over 25 000 Pula to assist people from Old Naledi [...]
The department of meteorological services has issued out an alert to the effect that extremely cold temperatures are expected this week in southern Botswana. Chief Meteorologist Radithupa Radithupa said the chilly weather is expected to be brought on by a cold front from the Atlantic Ocean followed by a high-pressure system with cold dry air [...]
Public transport operators have been urged to adhere to health protocols and warned that a team ensuring that there is adherence has been dispatched to conduct random inspections on taxis, combis and buses. This comes as the economy gradually opens and the public is beginning to use public transport and traffic congestion begins to swell [...]