Archive for September 27th, 2009

source: Mmegi
Staff Writer

A London based private equity fund has said the P30 million cash it has injected into the development of the Nata Sanctuary will benefit communities around the area besides promoting tourism.

The directors of Hedgerow Fund said during a courtesy call on the Minister of Tourism, Kitso Mokaila, on Monday, that they plan to construct two accommodation facilities in the next 18 months at the sanctuary.

The two lodges will be subleased to a joint venture partner.

The revenue from one of the lodges will directly go to the community in addition to proceeds from the area lease.

Part of the P30 million will be used for the development of a new gate house at Nata Sanctuary and a training centre for community development. Hedgerow Fund directors were [continue reading]

source: The Botswana Gazette
Written by JFG
Tuesday, 22 September 2009 10:12

Appeal papers filed on Monday

Suspended Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) secretary general, Mr. Gomolemo Motswaledi’s lawyers on Monday filed an appeal against the recent High Court ruling that while in office, the State President cannot be sued in his private capacity. They have requested that the appeal be heard by five non-resident justices of the Court of Appeal.

Motswaledi’s appeal follows a judgment delivered by a panel of three judges – Chief Justice Julian Nganunu and judges Isaac Lesetedi and Ian Kirby, two weeks ago, that the [continue reading]

source: SW Radio Africa
By Violet Gonda
24 September 2009

The specification of Kingdom Meikles Africa Limited took a new twist on Thursday when riot police blocked the company’s shareholders from meeting to decide on the future of the group’s CEO Nigel Chanakira. The shareholders arrived at the Meikles Hotel at 10am but found the doors of the conference room locked and guarded by riot police.

The Chairman of the company John Moxon, told SW Radio Africa that Chanakira’s wife delivered a court order, on behalf of her husband, barring the members from meeting. He said Chanakira is in hospital in South Africa.

Moxon, speaking from South Africa, said the shareholders had called for a meeting to remove Chanakira and his close associates, Callistus Chikonye and Busi Bango. He said the board had resolved they were to be removed from any of the subsidiary boards of the company. “They were to be removed because the board felt that they were obstructing the [continue reading]

source: BOPA
25 September, 2009

NEW XADE – The Ghanzi District Council has been given over P2 million under the economic promotion fund to buy livestock for remote area dweller farmers.

Speaking at a four-day training workshop on basic farm management in New Xade recently, senior social and community development officer under the Remote Area Development Programme, Mr Lesego Seidisa said 90 beneficiaries will be given cattle while 120 will get goats, adding that those who want cattle will be given five each while those who prefer goats will get 15 each.

Mr Seidisa said the workshop was organised to impart skills and knowledge to [continue reading]