Archive for January 11th, 2010

source: Mmegi
BRIAN BENZA
Staff Writer

Economic performance will be improved in 2010 with Gross Domestic Project (GDP) showing positive growth of approximately 10 percent, analysts reckon.

Renowned economist and E-consult managing director Keith Jefferis says that as the economic climate warms up, this year will see a marked change from 2009, although fiscal sustainability and keeping spending under control will again be one of the major challenges facing the country.

Jefferis believes that the 10 percent or more growth in GDP will be mainly driven by the recovery of the mining sector, bearing in mind that diamond production was cut sharply in 2009 causing negative growth last year.

“The fact that the diamond mines should operate at 80 percent capacity or more through 2010 will lead to higher output and [continue reading]

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source: Sunday Standard
by Gowenius Toka
10.01.2010 11:36:58 P

A number of local nurses, estimated in hundreds, are expected to be de-registered in the first quarter of 2010 following a benchmarking exercise silently being carried out by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Botswana (NMCB).

A list of registered nurses is understood to have been handed to the Attorney General’s Chambers to advice on how they should be de-registered.
The NMCB met sometime mid December 2008 where it was agreed that standards should be enforced to protect the integrity of the profession.

Topmost in the agenda of the meeting was discussion on the implementation of the council’s decision to withdraw practising licenses of a considerable number of nurses whose qualifications were found wanting as a result of the benchmarking exercise silently carried out by NMCB in the past three years.
Nancy Modisaotsile, Chairperson of NMCB, had confirmed the meeting, but would not [continue reading]