Letsholathebe Hospital’s poor service sickens legislator

Maun East Member of Parliament Goretetse Kekgonegile has challenged management at Letsholathebe II Memorial Hospital to up their working standards lest they find themselves placed at the bottom list of underperforming hospitals in the country. The MP noted that as it stands now, the hospital through its overseer, the Ngami…

Fight for Palapye billions pits the big names of the town against each other

The Palapye Development Advisory Trust is bracing itself for a bruising legal encounter for control between the previous Board and the current Board. The Palapye Development Advisory Trust’s assets and combined projects earmarked for development at the Trust’s plot in Palapye are worth over P6,7 billion, according to documents seen…

Most BDP voters in 2019 were Kalanga speakers – Paris think tank

According to some of the analysis that continues to stream out of the groves of academe in the United States, an obscure but ultimately crucial voter constituency in a battleground state helped President Barack Obama win re-election in 2012. This sizeable but politically apathetic constituency was made up of middle-aged…

Pyrrhic victory for Kenosi against weight as Olympics dream dies

When Keamogetse Kenosi, fondly known as Sadie in the boxing circles made history as the first woman boxer to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics and the first ever Motswana female boxer to qualify for the Olympics games, some euphoria erupted. The euphoria was however to be short lived as rumours…

More data needed for child-related SDG indicators

With Botswana in pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) whose deadline is nine years away, the country has been cautioned that insufficient data could hamper its efforts to achieve child-related SDG indicators which are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future. The United Nations Sustainable Development…

Irate Ngamiland farmers demand agriculture coordinator

MAUN: Ngamiland farmers vow they will not rest until they are assured that the position of the District Agriculture Coordinator (DAC) is filled – permanently. What gets their goat, it appears, is that officials are deployed temporarily and leave before familiarizing themselves with what is obtaining on the ground. The…

Botswana’s tough road to economic recovery

The Botswana economy crawled out of recession in the first quarter as government continues to spend in efforts to stimulate the sluggish economy that has been weighed down by slow rollout in vaccines amid surging COVID-19 infections and deaths. Gross domestic output (GDP), the broadest measure of economic output, grew…