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2016-08-24 Expedite India-Africa Diamond Institute - Minister
[The Patriot] Visiting Indian Minister of Tribal Affairs Shri Jual Oram has called on Botswana and Indian government to work together to implement the project for establishment of India-Africa Diamond Institute. Speaking at the reception hosted by the Indian Commission Oram said that the early establishment of the IADI will be mutually beneficial to Botswana and India with Botswana now being the Diamond Hub. Indian Diamond Institute (IDI) is all set to support the government of Botswana in setting up a state-of-the-art

2016-08-24 Germany's Minister of State Visits Botswana
[The Patriot] Professor Maria Böhmer, Germany's Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office, will visit Botswana from August 23 (today) to August 26 to mark the forthcoming 50th anniversary of the country's independence in September. She will hold talks with Foreign Minister Dr Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi, Education Minister Dr Unity Dow, Speaker of the National Assembly Gladys Kokorwe and other senior figures from the spheres of business, culture and politics. The focus of the talks will be on paying tribute to the

2016-08-24 Bllahwu Intact - Leadership
[The Patriot] Botswana Land-board Local Authorities and Health Workers Union (BLLAHWU) has rubbished allegations that they are on the brink of collapse. Addressing members of the press, the union Secretary General Ketlhalefile Motshegwa said the recently formed splinter union Botswana Progressive Workers Union was formed by power monger unionists. "Most of the people who formed the union tried on several occasions to stand for elections at BLLAHWU and lost dismally," said the outspoken BLLAHWU Secretary General. He, how

2016-08-24 Council Addresses Housing Challenge
[Botswana Daily News] Bobonong -The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development has allocated P2.4 million for the construction of 33 housing units for RADP and destitute.

2016-08-24 Phikwe Embraces Burs E-Service
[Botswana Daily News] Selebi Phikwe -The Selebi Phikwe community has embraced the E-services introduced by Botswana Revenue Services (BURS) as it has brought efficiency and accuracy in managing taxes.

2016-08-24 WUC to Expand Waste Water Plant
[Botswana Daily News] Palapye -Water Utilities Corporation is sourcing funds to expand waste water plant in Palapye which has reached its design capacity.

2016-08-24 Over P4 Million for Destitute, Radp Housing
[Botswana Daily News] Mabutsane -The chairperson of the Mabutsane Sub-district council Mr Kgopolo Ramosesane has noted that over P4 million has been allocated towards the construction of Rural Area Development Programme (RADP) and destitute houses in his sub-district.

2016-08-24 Maun Celebrates 100 Years
[Botswana Daily News] Maun -Maun people gathered at the main kgotla in song and dance to mark the beginning of a weeklong festivities of Maun centenary celebrations on August 22 .

2016-08-24 Live Up to Public Values - Dibeela
[Botswana Daily News] Kanye -Kanye Administrative Authority (KAA) Sub-council chairperson Mr Tlhomamo Dibeela has urged the district councillors to live up to public values of integrity, Botho and service excellence.

2016-08-24 Bobonong Welcomes Voting Machine
[Botswana Daily News] Mathathane -Member of Parliament for Bobonong constitutiency, Mr Shaw Kgathi says Parliament has passed the Electoral Amendment Bill during the winter parliament session.

2016-08-24 Tshikantwa Escapes Prison Term
[Botswana Daily News] Jwaneng -Magistrate, Odirile Mokgatle of Jwaneng recently sentenced Kutlwano Tshikantwa to four strokes and suspended prison terms on two accounts of assault common.

2016-08-24 Private Abattoir Enjoys DRC Market
[Botswana Daily News] Maun -Despite the prolonged absence of beef market due to livestock disease outbreaks, a private abattoir in the Ngamiland is set to enjoy a stable market at Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

2016-08-24 Botswana,India Strategic Partners
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Mr Slumber Tsogwane has said India remains one of Botswana's strategic partners in her development efforts.

2016-08-24 Goya Commends Kweneng West Teachers
[Botswana Daily News] Letlhakeng -The Assistant Minister of Education and Skills Development, Mr Moiseraele Goya has applauded Kweneng West teachers for provision of a two bedroomed house to Ms Mpho Kemolebetse's family.

2016-08-24 Eastern Military Garrisson Dominance Continues
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Eastern Military Garrison (EMG) Boxing Club continued their dominance of the BDF inter-area boxing tournament from last year's competitions when they were crowned champions at Glen Valley BDF camp last week.

2016-08-24 Farmers Utilise Cluster Fencing
[Botswana Daily News] Mahalapye -Farmers are utilising the cluster fencing programme to their benefit, says Mahalapye Sub -council chairperson Mr Tassman Cebani.

2016-08-24 North East Readies for Jubilee Celebrations
[Botswana Daily News] Masunga -The North East District council has been allocated funds amounting to P400 000 for use in the independence celebrations by villages in the area.

2016-08-24 'Donate Out of Love'
[Botswana Daily News] Serowe -Coordinator for President's Housing Appeal Col Duke Masilo says churches and other organisations should not only donate to gain mileage but do so from genuine love.

2016-08-24 Makgato Urges Democrats to Be Active
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The chairperson of Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) Women's Wing, Ms Dorcas Makgato has challenged party members to be visible and defend the party at any given opportunity.

2016-08-24 Botswana Lags Behind
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Statistics Botswana (SB) has failed to meet the World Bank Statistics Index (WBI), the deputy chief stastician general, Dr Burton Mguni has said.

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