Archive for March 23rd, 2010

source: BOPA
22 March, 2010

LOBATSE Minister of Local Government, Mr Lebonaamang Mokalake says his ministry subscribes to a culture of high moral and ethical values. The minister was speaking during the launch of the Lobatse Town Councils communication and customer care strategies along with a fraud prevention plan. Mr Mokalake said the goals and objectives of providing services would not be realized if fraud, corruption, dishonesty, maladministration and irregular practices were not rooted out.

He said the local government ministry had been leading in reported corruption cases and wished other local authorities could follow the footsteps of the Lobatse Town Council by declaring war against corruption.

Mr Mokalake said every organization needed a channel through which the employees, suppliers, contractors and general public could report irregular activities without fear of victimization or [continue reading]

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source: Mmegi
Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique (Maputo)
22 March 2010

Windhoek — Mozambican President Armando Guebuza told reporters on Sunday he is confident that the political situation in Zimbabwe will soon normalize.

Speaking in Windhoek to the Mozambican reporters who had accompanied him to the investiture of Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba, Guebuza said he based his optimism on the greater commitment shown recently by the Zimbabwean political parties (the ruling ZANU-PF and the two factions of the Movement for Democratic change, MDC) to work together to find a solution to the Zimbabwean crisis.

He said there was a technical team from SADC (Southern African Development Community) working in Zimbabwe, “and we are confident that the situation will be [continue reading]

source: BOPA
22 March, 2010

KANYE – The government aims to develop the agricultural sector to make the country self-sufficient in food production, say President Lt Gen. Seretse Khama Ian Khama.

Speaking after touring crop farms at Mosi, Mmalore and Kanngwe last Friday, President Khama said they want a vibrant agricultural sector that will produce more so that we do not buy food from outside the country. Currently, the country imports about 80 per cent of its cereal requirements and 65 per cent of its horticultural requirements The President said his government came up with the ISPAAD programme to improve agriculture after realising that programmes such as ALDEP had shortcomings.

President Khama assured farmers that the government will continue to support them for increased food production. He, however, said government initiatives to develop the agricultural sector will not bear fruit if Batswana do not take advantage of them. I urge Batswana to take [continue reading]