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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 […]

Local COVID-19 fatalities have gone up to 88, following 17 new deaths as recorded between January 12th and January 15th. Scientific advisor of the COVID-19 Presidential Task Force Dr Mogomotsi Matshaba shared this in a national update last night. Matshaba said that the current surge in cases is exacerbated by false negative COVID-19 tests provided […]

The Botswana Federation of Public Private and Parastatal Sector Unions (BOFEPUSU), says that following some assessments carried out by its regional teams, it has emerged that some schools are not COVID19 compliant. BOFEPUSU Secretary General, Tobokani Rari told Yarona FM news yesterday, that there are signs of some schools that are not ready for the […]

Jwaneng Town Council is bracing for a possible increase in need for psycho social support services, following the abrupt cancellation of a Majwe mining contract by Debswana recently. The Chief Social and Community Development Officer, Letang Mbaakanyi said the department will be hands on in offering counselling on a case by case basis, depending on […]

The Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security, says that the Agriculture sector recorded a bumper harvest during the last ploughing season despite the COVID19 pandemic and the locust outbreak in some parts of the country. Speaking in a press briefing this morning Permanent Secretary in the ministry Jimmy Opelo said the COVID19 pandemic and […]

Jwaneng Town Council has raised concerns about rising incidents of livestock theft in the area. Station Commander Thuso Basuti said livestock such as cows, donkeys, sheep and goats are stolen while they graze by similar culprits. He said the thieves seem to have taken advantage of movement restrictions which have led to minimal movement, to […]