BPC consulting firm: Hoping for the best

The Board of the Botswana Power Corporation (BPC), probably in consultation with the Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources has taken a decision to engage a management consulting firm to run and optimise the operations of the Corporation. The decision bring in a team with experience and unmatched competence in this area will not attract too many wish-washy questions, but rather the end result of the three year contract will be the most scrutinised. We are all alive to the problems posed by the power cuts and general undersupply of electricity on Botswana and across the southern Africa region. We can only hope that the management firm has some form of panacea. Life is not easy for businesses and individuals who continue to bear the consequences of shut downs and power cuts. Thin profit margins are slipping through their fingers as a result. The management firm can only help us to optimise operations at the BPC, hopefully at a reasonable cost. That we are in trouble is now a broken record. ESBI is one of Europe’s most progressive and commercially focused electricity consultancy firms, with a strong international track record. As a general understanding, management consultants help organisations to solve issues... read more


Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency is this year’s host of the Interbanks Games. The participating banks inclusive of CEDA are BANC ABC, Bank Of Botswana, Bank Gaborone, National Development Bank, Barclays Bank of Botswana, Capital Bank... read more

The recovery of the global economy is strengthening, after the world slid into economic recession in 2008. This is according to the April 2014 World Economic Outlook released by the International Monetary Fund this week. Global growth is projected to increase... read more

After being hit by a series of ‘misfortunes’ such as colossal financial losses, failure to deliver on key mandates and the effects boiling down to failed projects, the Board of Botswana Power Corporation (BPC), together with the Ministry of Energy, Minerals and Water... read more

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Will Botswana boycott SADC observer missions?

The Speaker of the National Assembly, Margaret Nasha has notified the Office of the President that Members of Parliament will attend the SADC Elections Observer mission in South Africa on May 07 this year. The Speaker had initially been informed that she could not attend... read more

Hlabano quits as BOSETU president

Botswana Sectors of Educators Trade Union President, Shandukani Hlabano has confirmed to the WeekendPost that he will not seek re-election at the union’s congress slated for August this year. Hlabano has served BOSETU for almost six years after taking over from... read more

PAC seeks answers on MoESD tainted millions

As the financial affairs at the Ministry of Education and Skills Development continue to haunt government accounts, the newly appointed Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Dr Richard Matlhare will have a lot of explaining to do before the next Parliament Accounts Committee... read more

Tshireletso dismisses ‘unjust’ electoral system

The Chairperson of Parliamentary Caucus on Women in Botswana, Ms Botlogile Tshireletso has dismissed Botswana’s electoral system, the famous First Past The Post for its ‘gross injustice’ to women politicians. She is of the view that the FPTP continues to ensure poor representation... read more
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