Archive for March 20th, 2010

source: Mmegi
Staff Writer

After dithering and holding onto suspension letters for about two weeks Botswana Democratic Party President Ian Khama served the Barata-Phathi trio of MP Botsalo Ntuane, Kabo Morwaeng and lawyer Sidney Pilane with suspension letters on Monday. Each of the three was served with a letter suspending them for 60 days effective from the 15th of this month.

‘Your Suspension From The Party Pending Disciplinary Action” reads the heading of the letter, a copy of which Mmegi is in possession of.

Khama states “In the exercise of my power as Party President in terms of Article 34.1.5 of the Party Constitution I hereby suspend you as a member of the Party for a period of sixty (60) days pending disciplinary action”.

The three are accused of [continue reading]


source: The Botswana Gazette
Wednesday, 17 March 2010 00:00

In the latest update on the imminent listing of Wilderness Safaris, Imara Africa Securities has recommended a long-term buy for the tourism outfit’s stock. Imara is a medium sized investment banking and asset management group and has offices in Botswana, Malawi, South Africa, the United Kingdom (UK) and associate offices in Malawi and Zimbabwe.

Wilderness Safaris have put up a fully underwritten public offer for three million ordinary shares at a price of P4.00 in Botswana and R4.56 in South Africa. The regional tourism outfit has said the exercise is a strategically significant step in its evolution, designed to enable it to take full advantage of growth opportunities and to give the public an opportunity to participate in its future success.

In an equity research, Imara Africa Securities has said Wilderness presents an opportunity for investors to invest in various tourism African markets simultaneously, thereby lowering the risks associated with investing in one market. “Wilderness’ gross profit margin has [continue reading]

source: BOPA
17 March, 2010

GABORONE – Botswana Housing Corporation (BHC) will soon receive the first batch of flats and avail them to the public for sale.

BHC held the second annual customer care day for its Gaborone customers in order to share information about products and services from BHC.

Speaking at the event, the Mayor of Gaborone, Ms Veronica Lesole commended the corporation for their efforts in engaging their customers so as to understand their needs.

She said the interaction will improve the efficiency and quality of their products and services.

BHC customer care manager, Mr Tumo Kgatlwane, said applications will be open to [continue reading]

source: BOPA
19 March, 2010

SEROWE – Government is in the process of developing the national e-government strategy for the period of 2010-2016, says coordinator of strategic management in the Ministry of Local Government, Ms Tshenolo Omphitlhetse.

Briefing the Central District Council full council meeting recently, Ms Omphitlhetse said government had since embarked on a progressive e-government programme as a way of accelerating the delivery of the national information communication technology policy known as Maitlamo.

She said the programme was aimed at simplifying the way citizens and businesses interact with government transforming the quality and streamlining the internal operations of the public service.

Ms Omphitlhetse further told the meeting that government had created a web-portal centred on the needs of citizens, business, government employees and [continue reading]