President Khama’s retirement home raises concerns
Member of Parliament for Francistown South Wynter Mmolotsi has expressed concern regarding the 34 million pula to be spent on President Ian Khama’s retirement home.
Speaking to Dumafm Mmolotsi said the country’s revenue streams are slowly drying and as such government must be prudent with funds and focus its spending on more pressing issues such as job creation, improvement of health facilities and drainage systems.
Road users advised to be alert during stormy weather
Following heavy rains in some parts of the country, road users have been urged to be alert on the roads at all times for danger posed by high volumes of storm water.
Ministry of Transport and Communication says road engineers have made observations of a number of roads and bridges which are being persistently affected by flash rains especially in Southern South East North East and Central Regions.
This has resulted in roads declared impassable for hours and some for days due to flooding.
The ministry has therefore warned that public not to attempt to use roads or cross bridges affected by heavy flooding as this has a possibility leading to damage of property and loss of life.
UB Vice Chancellor resigns
Amid the temporary closure of the University of Botswana, Vice Chancellor of the institution Professor Thabo Fako has resigned effective Friday.
According to a memo, Fako ceased to hold office as Vice Chancellor on Friday and the Minister of Tertiary Education Research and Technology has since accepted his resignation.
Reasons for his resignation are still unknown.
The University has in recent weeks been marred with violence due students decrying lack of allowances.
Sir Keitumile Masire applauds former Seepapitso Secondary School
Former President Sir Keitumile Masire has applauded Seepapitso Senior Secondary School class of 1986 for giving back to the institution through setting up a wall of fame.
He therefore called on others to be involved in their previous schools as it is their collective responsibility to ensure that they are all connected.
For his part, Project overview Chairman Tshepiso Motsilanyane stated that the project which was built to the tune of P105 000 is left with the second phase which includes among others gardening and fencing.
Motsilanyane further stated that they have pledged to maintain the wall for a period of a year and will write the names of the students who have done exceptionally well both academically and non- academically.
Zimbabwe’s government threatens to fire striking doctors
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s government has threatened to fire striking doctors demanding better salaries and working conditions, as the industrial action spread and entered its second day yesterday.
Reports say the government through the ministry of health and child welfare was compiling names of doctors who heeded the call to down tools.
Clinical Director at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals, dispatched a memo charging that anyone who withdrew their services would be removed from duty register and pay roll.
But union leaders shrugged off the dismal threats, urging its members to remain focused and take inspiration from the success of day one.
Union representatives were late yesterday still locked in a meeting with ministry officials in an attempt to break the impasse.