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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Wednesday, 01 Mar 2017
Two graves have been disinterred by the recent heavy down pours in Sebina, about 50 kilometres from Francistown. The village’s tribal leader, Kgosi Shatani Kgakanyane, told Gabz Fm news that bodies from the two graves, was reburied in a new cemetery yesterday. Kgakanyane further said they plan to request for funds from the government so that they can relocate all the graves from the old cemetery to the new cemetery. Meanwhile, Youth, Sport and Culture Minister, Thapelo Olopeng says the recent torrential rains have exposed the poor workmanship in some local roads.
Tuesday, 28 Feb 2017
Judgement has been reserved in a landmark court case in which government is appealing a court ruling that said President Ian Khama has no powers to re-appoint court of appeal judges when their contracts expire. After hearing an application for stay of execution by the government yesterday, Justice Abednico Tafa said he will deliver the judgement on Thursday. His ruling earlier this month, declared that the President also has no powers to prescribe the numbers of the court of appeal judges, since those powers rested with parliament.
Tuesday, 28 Feb 2017
Former Lobatse MP, Nehemiah Modubule has criticised government for failure to respond quickly to Nnywane Bridge which collapsed as a result of flooding. Modubule says it is an indication that the Disaster Management office cannot swiftly respond to disasters and their aftermath. Modubule stated that the office which is entrusted with public funds which had in the past been diverted to establish the intelligence unit, is failing to execute its mandate. He said that a temporary bridge could have been set up to assist road users.
Tuesday, 28 Feb 2017
A letter from BCL Provisional Liquidator, Nigel Dickson Warren, to former BCL employees occupying company houses have caused panic in BCL suburbs with many misinterpreting it to mean that the liquidator has terminated the lease agreement. In the letter, Warren amends the original lease arrangement given to former employees, reducing the notice period he will give them to vacate the houses from ninety days to one month. However, he explains that the remainder of the lease period of twelve months remains in force.
Tuesday, 28 Feb 2017
A light privately owned aircraft has crashed in Tutume, injuring two people who were board. Although Police in Tutume and aviation authorities are yet to confirm the accident, eyewitnesses say the aircraft hit power lines before it crashed last night in bad weather. The accident plunged the entire village into total darkness. It is said that the pilot and passenger sustained injuries. It’s believed the aircraft was flying from Kasane.
Tuesday, 28 Feb 2017
Botho University management have decided to shut down the Francistown campus indefinitely due to students’ riots. The institution's Student Representative Council president, Gift Molefhi told Gabz Fm news that they decided to strike due to unaccredited courses offered by the university. Molefhi claims that out of 48 courses offered by the institution only 3 are accredited. He vowed that they will continue to strike until management organizes a meeting with authorities from Botswana Qualifications Authority to discuss the issue of unaccredited courses.
Monday, 27 Feb 2017
Some Francistown councillors have expressed concern about government’s decision to shut down colleges of education. Speaking during the just ended full council meeting, Somerset East councillor, Joe Gunda said so far government has shut down Lobatse and Francistown Colleges of education. The BDP councillor revealed that the decision has limited the opportunities for teachers to further their studies.
Monday, 27 Feb 2017
The Gaborone Dam is officially full at 100 percent, for the first time in 15 years. The Water Utilities CEO Mmetla Masire has said cooperation is working with the National Disaster Management Office, the police and BDF, to ensure that when the spill over arises, residents in all anticipated areas to be affected will be notified. All the country's major dams, except Thune Dam are at full capacity.
Monday, 27 Feb 2017
Kgatleng District Commissioner, Mompoloki Mochanang, has commended Gabzfm and Robot Auto's relief effort, dubbed #Dineo Drive, that was aimed at helping flood victims. He also commended companies such as Square Mart and Stefanutti Stocks Botswana, for being part of the initiative adding that it shows that private companies do help the government when there are disasters. #Dineo Drive, had gone to deliver food baskets, children's clothing and blankets to 23 flood victims in Mochudi over the weekend.
Friday, 24 Feb 2017
Twenty-two households in Mochudi are said to have been the latest to be affected by floods due to heavy rainfall in the kgatleng village. The National Disaster Management Office says the affected areas which are in Moshawana and Bophirima wards in Mochudi have been assisted with various relief items. This includes food baskets, tents and the relocation of five households to a temporary shelter at Phaphani Primary School. Most of those affected by the floods resided along the Notwane river bank.

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