The Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources informs the general public and other consumers that retail pump prices for petrol, diesel and illuminating paraffin will be decreased with effect from 0001hrs, Saturday, 14th February 2015.
The price adjustment is as follows:
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccination
2015 BUDGET SPEECH BY HONOURABLE O.K. MATAMBO MINISTER OF FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT PLANNING INTRODUCTION Since this is the first Budget presentation after the election of a new Parliament, that is, the 11th Parliament, I wish to draw the attention of Honourable Members to the Section 5 (4) of the Public Finance Management Act of 2011, which states that: “the Minister shall annually present to the National Assembly a report on the current and projected state of the economy, finances of Botswana, and fiscal policy of Government”. This legal undertaking defines Botswana’s budgeting process and forms the basis for consideration of the annual budget and related policies and strategies by the National Assembly.
The Botswana Government Modernization Office is floating a tender for the provision of Professional Services for the Development of an e-Government Service Oriented Enterprise Architecture, whose integrated components are an e-Government Enterprise Architecture framework, e-Government EA for the whole of Government, e-Government Interoperability Framework and Service Oriented Architecture for a period of Thirty Six(36) months.
The Ministry of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism is aware that the elephant population around the Shashe and Motloutse Rivers near the border with Zimbabwe increases annually, resulting in human/elephant conflict. Minister Khama said, in a bid to minimise the conflict, the ministry had put in place strategic measures aimed at managing the elephant population.
The measures in place include; educational campaigns emphasising human/wildlife coexistence; proactive conflict prevention and mitigation measures such as electrified fences where possible; and the use of deterrents such as chilli pepper.
RESULTS OF THE 2014 ELECTIONS OF MEMBERS OF NTLO YA DIKGOSI FROM DESIGNATED REGIONS
1. Madam Speaker, before we begin may I request that we observe a moment of silence for those of our citizens who have departed from us during the past year. Thank you.
2. Honourable Members, it is my pleasure to once more present an updated assessment of how Government intends to move Botswana forward by seizing opportunities to secure our future.
3. As this is the first session of the 11th Parliament, let me preface my remarks by welcoming the newly elected members of this Assembly. Let me further congratulate you Madam Speaker on your own election.
PROFILE OF HIS HONOUR MOKGWEETSI ERIC KEABETSWE MASISI, VICE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BOTSWANA
Earlier this afternoon Parliament endorsed the MP for Moshupa/Manyana constituency and Minister of Education and Skills Development, Mokgweetsi Masisi, as Botswana’s 8th Vice President.
It was subsequently announced that, for the time being, he will also continue with his portfolio responsibility as the Minister of Education and Skills Development. His Honour Mokgweetsi Masisi brings to the Office of Vice President, as well as his current Ministerial portfolio, a wide range of experience.
His Honour initially trained as a teacher majoring in English and History. In 1984 he taught at Mmanaana Secondary School in Moshupa, while also leading community development initiatives there