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The assistant minister of Agricultural Development and Food Security, Beauty Manake says that the ISPAAD Programme is currently undergoing an evaluation. She said the review will consider the incorporation of the provision of water for livestock among a wide range of aspects meant to improve delivery and output of the Ispaad Programme. When answering a […]

The Minister of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs, Annah Mokgethi, has revealed that her ministry is set to introduce a new Omang or national identity card booking system. The system seeks to manage the numbers of customers at the Department of National Registration for Identity cards and should be in place by next week. In […]

Government has hired 3000 temporary teachers to assist during the current shifting system in schools. The Minister of Basic Education Fidelis Molao, in an exclusive interview with Yarona fm news that temporary teachers who are at primary level, will assist teachers catch up with lost time, as result of protocols imposed on schools to mitigate […]

Minister of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security, Lefoko Moagi says that he will appoint a substantive Chief Executive Officer for the Botswana Power Corporation soon, subject to completion of the recruitment process by the BPC Board. The Minister told Parliament yesterday that 32 people have applied for the position after it was re-advertised […]

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is recalling the 330ml liqui fruit red grape juice from the market following a suspected contamination of the products with small pieces of glass. The ministry received a communication from the manufactures of these products, PEPSICO, sub Saharan Africa c/o Pioneer food group based in South Africa yesterday. In […]

The Government has announced that it has maintained the employment of an additional 191 COVID19 Scorpions, and they will start duty mid this month. Assistant Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Kgotla Autlwetse yesterday told Parliament that these consist of 133 COVID19 Scorpions for the Gaborone City Council and 58 for the South East […]

COVID-19 cases continue to rise locally with this weekend alone registering a record 110 cases of COVID-19 positive Batswana over a two-day period from the 4-6th of September. The country also recorded one more COVID-19 death taking the COVID-19 death toll to 9 with 537 active cases and 493 recoveries. Making a rare televised appearance […]

The Botswana National Olympic Committe CEO, Tuelo Serufho has said that there is a communication barrier that may affect how the messages of Gender Equality in sport are being received in some areas. Serufho said this in an interview with Yarona FM sports after this weekend’s Women and Sports Botswana Pitso. Under the theme ‘Elevating […]

GHANZI MP JOHN THIITE WELCOMES PARLIAMENT’S SUPPORT FOR BEEF PRICE INCREASE The member of Parliament for Ghanzi North, John Thiite has welcomed parliament’s decision to unanimously support his urgent motion seeking government to regulate the beef industry by increasing the weaner prices from 12 Pula to 19 Pula per kg. The move seeks to make […]

Police say road accidents have increased sharply over the weekend, following the lifting of the alcohol ban. Divisional traffic officer South Central, Reginald Matlhaba said 2 deaths were recorded over the weekend, up from none in the previous week. Matlhaba said in both incidents’ investigations revealed that drivers were under the influence of alcohol. Matlhaba […]