Archive for February 21st, 2007

Gontse Gareebine

Minister of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources Ponatshego Kedikilwe has expressed delight towards the association of the Botswana government and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC.)

In his opening remarks at a seminar held at the Gaborone International Convention Centre on February 13th Kedikilwe said,” opportunities exist through JBIC to explore foreign investment in Botswana. I believe that with the transparency and political stability that we pride ourselves in we should take this opportunity to sell Botswana and do a good job whilst at it.”

Organised by Botswana Export Development and Investment Authority [continue reading]

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source: Mmegi Online

Government is saving millions of Pula it used to spend on sponsoring students for tertiary education outside the country. This follows the initial registration of 18 local institutions in the last seven months while 19 others are in the process of being registered by the Tertiary Education Council (TEC).

The registration of private providers has enabled the Ministry of Education to sponsor more than 15,000 first year students in Botswana’s own private and public tertiary institutions this year alone, which is double the number of first year students sponsored locally.

Assistant education minister Moggie Mbaakanyi says [continue reading]

Source:BOPA Daily News Archive
20 February, 2007

Government does not intent to put in place legislation that would require banks to list with the Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE).

The decision to list, said the assistant minister of finance and development planning, Mr Duncan Mlazie is the shareholders prerogative.

Answering a question from Selebi-Phikwe West MP Kavis Kario, he said out of six commercial banks operating in Botswana, three are listed on the BSE while others have issued corporate bonds which are also available to the public.

He said citizens are free to trade in these products. Mr Kario had asked the minister whether it was not time to introduce legislation to require commercial banks to enlist with the BSE so that citizens can also benefit from the consistent good profits realised by these banks. BOPA