Botswana

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  • 23 hours ago

The Cannabis Act passed its final hurdle on Tuesday in a 52-29 vote in the Senate. The bill controls and regulates how the drug can be grown, distributed, and sold.

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  • 23 hours ago

(i) Honourable Dr. Unity Dow: is transferred from the Ministry of Infrastructure and Housing Development to that of International Affairs and Cooperation;

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  • 1 day ago

“Though not administered through boards like the SABC and BBC, the departments of Information Services have clear public service mandated of promoting and publicising government policies and programmes, which they carry out without interference from government,” he noted.

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  • 1 day ago

When debating the Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance Bill No.20 of 2018 tabled by Kgathi, the MP of Gaborone North Haskins Nkaigwa said the Botswana Police Service (BPS) officers were always targeting the poor marijuana dealers who were leading simple lives when the real drug lords selling dangerous drugs that perish the youth were left to run their drug business in harmony.

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  • 6 days ago

Retail bonds are an ‘IOU’ in which an investor agrees to loan money to an individual, company or government in exchange for a predetermined interest rate. Typically, government would hold auctions through the Bank of Botswana (BoB) giving Batswana a chance to bid for the bonds and secure their funds in a new investment class featuring an attractive interest rate. In Africa, South Africa and Kenya have the most successful government-backed retail bond markets.

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  • 6 days ago

The company, which suspended over 150 employees early May for engaging in the strike, had summoned the affected workers for disciplinary hearings after it won the court decision recently. The May strike was the fourth at Pasdec since its establishment in 2015, with riot police being called to remove workers from the plant. The workers’ militancy and frequent strikes had reportedly irked Pasdec’s Malaysian principal investors. The Botswana Development Corporation also holds equity in the Lobatse company, hav...