Archive for April 15th, 2007

source: IOL

Christelle Terreblanche
April 15 2007 at 02:02PM

An announcement that will set the Lotto balls rolling again is still on track within the “about one month” period promised, says Trade and Industry Minister Mandisi Mpahlwa.

Mpahlwa stressed, though, that all roleplayers, including the four bidders, would have to put in an “extraordinary” effort to ensure the timeline was met.

On March 31, when Uthingo’s licence expired, Mpahlwa said the Lotto would be suspended until further processes to find another bidder had been completed. The news was met with outrage from opposition parties.

The minister was at pains on Saturday to counter criticism that he had initially dragged his feet to comply with a Pretoria High Court decision that [continue reading]

source: The Midweek Sun

by Joseph Balise

4/8/2007 6:34:32 AM (GMT +2)

A shoddy work in government’s attempt to privatise Air Botswana has backfired, with MPs voting to stop the move.

A usually quiet legislator Khumo Maoto of Francistown South constituency was last week the darling of the backbench as his motion to block the sale of Air Botswana (AB) was endorsed.

Maoto simply told parliament when tabling the motion that the state had not complied with the provisions of the privatisation policy and for that reason, the privatisation of the national airline should be allowed to proceed.

Maoto said from the onset, the motivation of the privatisation was not right [continue reading]