Government’s main focus is to bring the 600MW Morupule B Power Plant into service in a short time possible, Minister of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources has said.
Briefing Parliament on progress made on Morupule B Power Plant, Mr Kitso Mokaila indicated that telling effects brought about by the inordinate delay in bringing the power plant into service have been severe and characterised by prolonged and widespread load shedding.
Mr Mokaila also noted that problems have been identified and remedial action was being taken, including strengthening of the Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) project management staff.
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Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) has been hailed as an effective tool to achieve rural development. This was said by Professor Joseph Mbaiwa of Okavango Research Institute during the official opening of the CBRNM forum in Maun recently. He said CBNRM was effective in the improvement of rural livelihood as well as the promotion of conservation of natural resources.
Professor Mbaiwa further said the programme has proven to be a useful tool in alleviating poverty and promoting conservation by strengthening the rural economy and empowering communities to manage resources for their long-term social, economic and ecological benefits. The adoption of CBNRM in Botswana, he said, resulted in employment creation, generation of income and provision of social services in rural areas.
The Commission reviewed progress on the implementation of resolutions made during the 29th Session that was held at Mowana Lodge, Kasane, Botswana from 10 to 14 February 2014 and considered various other issues in the areas of Defence, State and Public Security.
The Zimbabwe delegation commended the Republic of Botswana for successfully holding peaceful General Elections on 24 October 2014. The delegation also congratulated the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) and His Excellency, President Lieutenant General Dr. Seretse Khama Ian KHAMA on winning the elections.
The Zimbabwe delegation further congratulated Botswana following its assumption of the SADC Chairmanship on 17 August 2015 and pledged the country’s full support during its tenure. The Botswana delegation also congratulated Zimbabwe for the successful SADC Chairmanship and further appreciated the commitment by Zimbabwe for her continued support