Archive for November 8th, 2009

source: Mmegi
Staff Writer

Tenants at the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (SSKIA) owe the Botswana government close to P800, 000 in rent arrears.

About 16 tenants collectively owe the Department of Lands P788, 869.17 in rentals. The company with the highest amount due is the Alliance Media, Outdoor Advertising at P384, 000 followed by Continental Star at P58, 379.17.

Other companies in arrears are Aviation Technology, Avis Rent A Car, Botsalo Book Centre, Flying Mission, Imperial Car Rental, Kalahari Air Services, Kalahari Flying Mission, NAC Executive Charter, South African Express Airways, SSG Investment and Wilco (Pty) Ltd. The department has given the defaulters 30 days to pay or face [continue reading]

source: BOPA
06 November, 2009

BOBONONG – Government is committed to improving the agriculture sector.

Speaking during a tour of Talana Farm recently, the Minister of Agriculture, Mr Christian De Graaff said it was worrisome that the country was not using its farmland adequately.

During the presidents recent inauguration speech, he pointed out how important it was for us to improve agricultural production in the country.

It has long worried me that we are a nation that should be producing at least 200 000 metric tones to meet its food requirement, but in recent years we have only been able to produce 30 000 metric tones.

Through the Integrated Support Programme for Arable Agricultural Development (ISPAAD), we have been able to triple production to [continue reading]

source: Mmegi

NDOLA: Southern African Development Community (SADC) nations look set to benefit from massive investments in the agriculture sector that have every potential to transform the region’s agricultural landscape.

Atlas Farming, which had successful farming ventures in Zimbabwe from the late 1960s until president Robert Mugabe’s much criticised land reforms around 2000, has partnered with Chayton Capital to invest in large-scale farming in Zambia.

Atlas Farming is buttressed by Chayton Capital’s approximately Û 234 million of committed capital in Central and Eastern Europe .The joint venture has selected Zambia to kick-start investments in the agriculture sector in Africa due to, among other factors, political stability, diverse agronomic conditions and [continue reading]

source: allAfrica
The Herald (Harare)
Published by the government of Zimbabwe
Morris Mkwate
6 November 2009

Maputo — Sadc leaders yesterday convinced MDC-T leader Mr Morgan Tsvangirai to end his party’s “disengagement” from the inclusive Government following a mini regional summit here.

Speaking to the media at the end of a summit of the bloc’s Organ on Politics, Defence and Security, Mr Tsvangirai said they would, however, review their position after 30 days.

He did not say what course of action MDC-T would take if the issues he wanted addressed were not dealt with to his satisfaction at the expiry of the deadline.

Zanu-PF representatives could not be immediately reached to comment on the matter.

“We have suspended our disengagement from the GPA (Global Political Agreement) with immediate effect and we will give President Robert Mugabe 30 days to [continue reading]