Friday, 24 Mar 2017
The ministry of health has commended the Anti Tobbacco Network for its advocacy role which has compelled government to come up with the tobacco control legislation.
Friday, 24 Mar 2017
Government this week pledged its commitment to enhancing efforts in empowering and promoting social inclusion of people with disabilities.
Friday, 24 Mar 2017
The Department of Road Transport and Safety resumes driving practical tests from Monday this coming week.

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Friday, 24 Mar 2017
The ministry of health has commended the Anti Tobbacco Network for its advocacy role which has compelled government to come up with the tobacco control legislation. The Deputy PS in the ministry, Dr Haruna Jibril said the Tobbaco Network alliance with government is important as they have already started mobilizing people on the tobacco control legislation expected to be tabled in the July session of parliament. He stated that the commitment that Anti Tobacco Network has shown is important to reducing tobacco use as it causes huge losses to mankind.
Friday, 24 Mar 2017
Government this week pledged its commitment to enhancing efforts in empowering and promoting social inclusion of people with disabilities. Addressing an international disability conference in Gaborone yesterday, assistant minister for presidential affairs, Thato Kwerepe said the inclusion of disability issues into the development agenda can be traced as far back as 1974. The disability conference was held under the theme, 'reflecting on sustainable development goals; opening a world of opportunities for people with disabilities."
Friday, 24 Mar 2017
The Department of Road Transport and Safety resumes driving practical tests from Monday this coming week. The tests which will be offered in Gaborone, Mochudi and Molepolole will be done up until Friday. The Department advises the public to book to be tested for all the classes except for motorcycles and earth moving machines starting today.
Thursday, 23 Mar 2017
The ruling BDP has been accused of using underhand tactics to recruit new members at Gerald Estates in the Francistown west constituency. There are claims that some BDP members have embarked on a massive recruitment drive by registering people, claiming that they will be allowed to vote using the controversial Electronic Voting Machines, EVMs in 2019 general elections.
Thursday, 23 Mar 2017
The Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Health Ministry, Dr. Haruna Jibril says the recent rains have triggered the outbreak of Malaria that has already claimed seven lives. Jibril says there are more than 635 reported cases of Malaria countrywide even in areas that are not prone to the ailment. He stated that the Okavango region accounts for more than 50 percent of the cases due to its topo-graphical area which has a number of water bodies on the surface.
Thursday, 23 Mar 2017
Over 22 billion Pula has been approved for projects and programmes to be implemented in the North West district during the eighth District Development Plan, DPP 8. The Land Management, Water and Sanitation Services Ministry has the highest share in the district with projects to a tune of over six billion Pula. The district council chair, Reaboka Mbulawa says the money is for improving water and sanitation that will help attract investors into the district.
Thursday, 23 Mar 2017
The traffic violation offenses are said to have been on the rise in the previous year across the country. This was brought to light by the Defence, Justice and Security Minister, Shaw Kgathi when delivering the recurrent budget proposal before the committee of supply yesterday. In his remarks, he said over 340 thousand road traffic offenses were recorded in the year 2016 / 2017 which is an increase as compared to over 272 offenses registered in the year 2015 / 2016.
Thursday, 23 Mar 2017
Ms Kushatha Moswela_Old Mutual Botswana Short-Term Insurance_Managing Director Introduces the Guest Of Honour
In its efforts to participate more meaningfully in growing the local economy and improving the lives of Batswana, Old Mutual launched the Old Mutual Botswana Life Insurance Company. Speaking at the launch event in Gaborone recently, the Managing Director of Old Mutual, Thebe Modikwa says he believes there is a gap in the current life insurance market in Botswana which should be catered for.
Thursday, 23 Mar 2017
The domestic economy is expected to prosper as diamond sales are to increase in the near future. According to the latest statistics brief on mining production for the fourth quarter of 2016, by Statistics Botswana, diamonds are showing growing signs of rebounding on the international market after a decline for close to 10 years due to the economic meltdown. The report indicates that index of mining production stood at 82.4 percent in the last quarter of 2016, showing an improvement of 5.8 percent from 77.9 during the last quarter of 2015.
Thursday, 23 Mar 2017
Transport and Communications Minister, Kitso Mokaila, has once again said the recent rains have worsened the poor state of the country’s roads, which he said were not up to standard. He was presenting budget proposals for his Ministry in parliament yesterday. Mokaila said the challenge remains that while the ministry has to expand the road networks and maintain the existing roads, the budget allocated to the ministry is inadequate. Motorists have complained that the rains have left many roads with potholes while some roads are impassable.

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