Archive for November 1st, 2009

source: BOPA
30 October, 2009

GABORONE – Operators of illegal guesthouses are not only robbing their clients of a good value for their money, but government might also be losing millions in unpaid taxes.

The Minister of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism, Mr Kitso Mokaila said in an interview that although he did not have the exact figures, chances are that illegal operators might be denying the country the much needed revenue, which could be used for the development of the country.

About 13 illegal guesthouses in Gaborone were on Tuesday raided following complaints from the clients who experienced problems in their tenancy.

Other than the considerations of lost tax revenue, there were fears that the operators were also [continue reading]

source: SW Radio Africa
30 October 2009
By Violet Gonda

Joseph Kabila, the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, told journalists in South Africa on Friday that he didn’t believe the political deadlock in Zimbabwe was out of control. Kabila, the current chairman of SADC, was speaking as the SADC Troika on Defence, Security and Politics was in Zimbabwe on its ‘fact finding’ mission. The South African news agency, Sapa, said the SADC chair, who is expected to meet the political rivals on Saturday in Zimbabwe, said the regional bloc still believed that the implementation of the Global Political Agreement is the only solution to the problems affecting Zimbabwe.

However, while President Kabila is saying things are not out of control, his counterpart in Botswana disagrees. President Ian Khama said recently that the unity government is on the brink of collapse and [continue reading]

source: BOPA
30 October, 2009

MAUN – The Central Transport Organisation (CTO) in Maun has used bulk of the maintenance budget for the 2009/2010 financial year leaving only P3 million to cover the remainder of the year.

CTOs works superintendent, Captain Taolo Selabeka told heads of departments (HODs) in the Ngamiland District that out of the P13 million provided for in the budget maintenance, P10 million has already been expended.

He said most of the maintenance budget was used in engine overhauls, which could indicate that government vehicles were not properly looked after.

He said they have noticed that the user departments cover long distances without doing any [continue reading]