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Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC)
Ministry Bulletin April 2012
18/04/12
Ministry Bulletin April 2012

The Gaborone/Tlokweng road project is 95 percent complete and is open to the public. Traffic is now fully utilising the 22km road from the Border Post to the junction into Fairgrounds Financial Centre. The remaining works includes 350 metres of the dual carriageway from the Water Affairs junction into Machel Drive. Pedestrian walkways are also nearing completion. The ministry would like to thank motorists and the entire nation for the cooperation rendered during the construction process.

BOTSWANA, ZAMBIA SIGN LOAN AGREEMENT

Botswana and Zambia officially signed, in March 2912 a Sponsorship Agreement for the funding of the Kazungula Bridge Construction Project. The project is co-financed by the two countries on an equal cost sharing basis. The Government of Botswana is confident that the Kazungula Bridge will bring enormous benefits to the two countries and the region at large. It is envisaged that the bridge will remove major transport bottlenecks between countries in the south and those in the north and thereby promote trade and tourism.

MTC DONATES SPECIALIZED LAPTOPS TO THE DISABLED

The month of March 2012, saw the Minister of Transport and Communications Honourable Nonofo Molefhi officially handing over specialized Laptops to students in tertiary institutions who are living with disabilities. The aim of this initiative is to bridge the digital divide experienced by people living with disabilities.  As a lead ministry in ICT arena, the Minister said in his remarks ”We believe that persons living with disabilities are a significant constituency in our society as such, they also need to enjoy the benefits of our economy like the rest of us and be put into the main stream”.

WORLD TELECOMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION SOCIETY DAY TO BE COMMEMORATED IN MABULE, Mabule

This year’s WTISD will be commemorated in Mabule on Friday 25 May 2012. Other participating villages include Sekhutlane, Tshidilamolomo and Mmakgori. The theme for this year’s commemoration is, “Women and Girls in ICT”. The theme aims to encourage organizations to support women and girls and show them opportunities the ICT sector holds for their future.

 Further to this, as a member of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), Botswana will, through the Ministry of Transport and Communications also commemorate “Girls in ICT Day” on 26 April 2012. The aim of this event is to highlight opportunities offered by ICTs to better their lives

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