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The Botswana government has urged neighbouring countries, to contribute to the payment of cross border transporters’ COVID-19 tests. Botswana has been testing regional truck drivers alone since last year, however, trade came to a standstill last week as the country protested footing the bill for cross-border transporters’ Covid-19 testing alone. The Trans-Kalahari Corridor Secretariat Executive […]

Jwaneng Town Council says a plot has been identified within the town for the construction of houses for residents set to be relocated from the infamous Samaphaleche location. Jwaneng Mayor, Olga Ditsie, said that Samaphaleche housing is currently dilapidated, and has previously lead to an uproar by residents who called for new housing. Ditsie said […]

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 […]

Member of parliament for Mochudi West, Mmusi Kgafela says men convicted of rape should be sentenced to life in prison. Kgafela said harsh sentences could be used as a deterrent to Gender based violence perpetrators. The MP says some countries within the SADC bloc, are dishing out similar sentences and Botswana should also follow suite […]

The Botswana Entertainment Promoters Association President, Gilbert Seagile has said that the creative industry’s planned march to Parliament has been cancelled because they have opted to first unveil their plan to the media. The march to the Gaborone International Convention Center, where Parliament is scheduled to convene today, was planned for this afternoon. Seagile told […]

Parliament has shot down a motion by member of Parliament for Palapye, Onneetse Ramogapi requesting the government to increase the national internship allowance from 1420 Pula to atleast 3000 Pula. Many Mps from the ruling party said that that most aspects cited in the motion were under review under the relevant ministry, the ministry of […]