Archive for April 21st, 2007

source: allAfrica

Mmegi/The Reporter (Gaborone)

April 19, 2007
Posted to the web April 20, 2007

Poor project implementation is a known disease in this country. Parliament and councils sit in endless meetings where they deliberate on social development projects and eventually the appropriate plans and funding are approved. The whole process is cumbersome and often involves millions of Pula.

While much effort and time seem to be spent on the conception and mobilisation of projects, it appears little or nothing is done to ensure the agreed projects are successfully implemented. In many sessions in Parliament, members have complained about poor project implementation.
Africa 2007

President Festus Mogae has also in the past devoted his State-of-the-nation address to this cancerous problem. It would seem that his efforts to appoint his deputy as government’s coordinator of the various projects have not borne much fruit.

A case in point is a 10km access road that connects Moremi to Lesenepole villages in the Tswapong North Constituency. According to media reports, a company that had failed to construct the road has “mysteriously” been paid P8 million. The company had been paid even though council representatives and [continue reading]

source: news24
20/04/2007 17:30  – (SA)

Cape Town – Poachers in the Kruger National Park killed a total of 94 animals, including 20 white rhino, last year, said Environmental Affairs Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk on Friday.

Also on the list of animals poached in South Africa’s flagship reserve were 35 impala, 15 buffalo and three lions, according to a written reply by the minister to a parliamentary question.

The list covers the 12 months from April 1 2006 to end March this year.

Other animals poached included four zebra, three waterbuck, one elephant and a crocodile, said Van Schalkwyk.