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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Thursday, 09 Mar 2017
A 43 years old man has appeared before the Maun Magistrate’s Court charged with five counts of obtaining by false pretense. The accused, Batisani Baliki of Boseja ward is alleged to have taken about 12 cows from five different complainants at Makalamabedi village last year. It is alleged that he took the cows claiming he was an agent and will be selling the cows on behalf of the owners. The cattle are all valued at over 20 thousand Pula in total. The accused pleaded not guilty to all the five counts and intends to engage a lawyer.
Thursday, 09 Mar 2017
Pula Steel Judicial Manager, Vijay Kalyanaraman, has terminated the contracts of all employees of the troubled steel processor with effect from yesterday. Briefing the media about the state of affairs at Pula Steel, Vijay explained that the move is one of the measures he has taken to ensure that the company resumes production. He said all the 96 employees, including the company's former management, will be paid one month's salary in lieu of notice.
Thursday, 09 Mar 2017
The current status of women in political positions in the country is said to be a concern. Chairperson of the Parliamentary Caucus on Women, Botlogile Tshireletso says there has been a worrisome increase of only 1.6 percent of women in attaining MP positions from 2009 to 2014. Tshireletso was this morning speaking at the commemoration of the International Women's Day that was celebrated across the globe yesterday.
Thursday, 09 Mar 2017
Selebi Phikwe West MP, Dithapelo Keorapetse, has called on Trade and Investment Minister Vincent Seretse to fire former BCL Managing Director Dan Mahupela from the BCL board as a matter of urgency. Keorapetse told Gabz FM News that he doubts Mahupela's acumen to chair the SPEDU board, as he is partly to blame for the closure of the BCL Mine. The outspoken legislator added that SPEDU is bigger than BCL, as it has been mandated with revitalizing the economy of the whole region, therefore it cannot be headed by someone who failed to run BCL.
Thursday, 09 Mar 2017
The public is warned of an elephant that was seen roaming in the Mahalapye East area between Mookane and Taupye. The Department of Wildlife and National Parks says other elephants suspected to be about 3 to 5 in number, were also spotted at Medie in Kweneng, and Dikgonnye, Masama in Kgatleng District. Their spoors were found at Artesia later on by Wildlife officers who have been tracking them and are working on driving them away from settlements and villages.
Thursday, 09 Mar 2017
Defence, Justice and Security Minister, Shaw Khathi says there are no plans to relocate dangerous weapons at Donga Botswana Defence Force Camp in Francistown, that are said to be poorly maintained to a suitable storage. The minister informed parliament that there is no justification of relocating any weapons that Francistown East MP Buti Billy feared were not kept properly. He stated that though such weapons are old and dangerous, the facilities at Donga were appropriate to keep such weapons.
Wednesday, 08 Mar 2017
Police in Maun are investigating a case in which a nine years old girl was allegedly on raped by a 51 years old man on Monday. Maun Police Assistant Superintendent Oarabile Hulela told Gabz FM news that the suspect in the case is renting at the victim’s home. Hulela says the standard two pupils were seen by her aunt coming from his house crying, and she explained that the suspect has raped her. Hulela says the suspect is in custody helping police with ongoing investigations.
Wednesday, 08 Mar 2017
The Health and Wellness Ministry has recruited 54 Medical Officers and three specialists from Mauritius. The Health and Wellness Minister, Dorcus Makgato was presenting her Ministerial budget before the committee of supply. In her presentation, Makgato said that six of the recruited medical personnel have already reported for duty this year and that there is currently an ongoing drafting of an MOU between Botswana and Mauritius to facilitate recruitment.
Wednesday, 08 Mar 2017
The nata-gweta constituency is said to be hard hit by floods due to the ongoing heavy downpours. Addressing Tutume Sub-council meeting, Chairman Ishmael Mokgethi said so far 87 households have been affected by floods in the constituency. Mokgethi revealed that some of the affected villages are Maposa, Manxotae, Sepako and Nata. The chairman noted that Red Cross in Kasane has offered 20 tents to the sub district to argument the ones they already had.
Wednesday, 08 Mar 2017
The Bailey Bridge over the Nywane River Crossing along the A1 near Otse village is now open for light vehicles traffic. Daily activities were affected in Lobatse following Nnyane river bridge collapse weeks ago following heavy rains and floods across the country. The roads department says the bridge will help with the movement of only light vehicles traveling from Lobatse to Gaborone.

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