Archive for January 24th, 2010

source: BOPA
22 January, 2010

SEROWE – The more than P135000 project of the expansion of Serowe College of Education (SCE) is yet again delayed after the contractor failed to deliver it on schedule.

The project which consists of Science and Mathematics block, Home Economics laboratory, library, performance and visual arts laboratory, physical education and sports facilities amongst others was supposed to be handed in October 2009.

After failing to deliver on time the contractor, CSC & EC (Pty) Limited, was given an extension of up to end of January but the colleges principal, Mr Caiphus Dema said it does not look like the project will be complete by then.

Mr Dema said the contractor reasoned that he met a layer of hard rock when excavating the foundations and the sourcing of the material was problematic.

Meanwhile Mr Dema confirmed that a total of 51 students from the closed Lobatse College of Education have settled well in his college.

He however posits that the college construction project was a mere upgrading and improvement of [continue reading]

source: Fin24
2010-01-22 22:30

Harare – The joint head of the body meant to draft a new democratic constitution for Zimbabwe has been charged with insulting President Mugabe by calling him a goblin, lawyers confirmed on Friday.

Douglas Mwonzora, a parliamentarian for Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) and co-chairperson of the key parliamentary constitutional commission, allegedly told MDC supporters that the 85-year-old Mugabe was a goblin.

The politician faces a maximum penalty of one year in jail if found guilty.

In Zimbabwean traditional mythology goblins are feared, hideous creatures with evil powers.

Mwonzora made the remarks nearly a year ago at a [continue reading]

source: BOPA
22 January, 2010

GABORONE – The Gaborone City Council (GCC) is owed millions of Pula in unpaid rates and default in loan payments in respect of the Self Help Housing Agency Scheme (SHAA).

Segoditshane Councillor, Mr Ephraim Mabengano told a kgotla meeting addressed by Gaborone Central Member of Parliament, Mr Dumelang Saleshando, that a decision has been taken by the GCC councillors to take action against the defaulters. He said letters have been written to the residents who are not up to date with their financial obligations.

Councillor Mabengano appealed to the residents to clear their debts and rate arrears to avoid embarrassment warning that very soon officers from the Council would begin to take the necessary appropriate action against the [continue reading]