First National Bank Botswana (FNBB) officially opened a new branch at Point Mall in Mogoditshane. The launch was officiated by the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Honourable Kenneth Matambo.
The Bank, which has renewed its focus on customer-centricity, is making an effort to make banking easier and more accessible to more Batswana. The opening of a branch in Mogoditshane is in line with the Bank’s expansion plan of increasing our footprint country wide, in the interest of serving a wider customer base.
FNBB CEO, Steven Bogatsu emphasised the importance of investing in infrastructure to make banking comfortable and convenient. “Taking banking to the people has always been a top priority at FNB, because we endeavour to save customers money and time spent travelling to another location to access banking facilities. Mogoditshane is a vibrant peri-urban location with vast business opportunities hence a need for a Bank that offers suitable solutions”, said Steven Bogatsu.
Mogoditshane Branch boosts a number of quality services such as the self-service zones where customers can view their accounts and print statements, Internet banking Kiosks, ATMs and ATMs with Deposit. All these modern facilities are part of the bank’s effort to continue to offer enhanced services in response to local demand, hence making banking more flexible and convenient for customers.
FNB’s investment in infrastructure has seen the opening of Mogoditshane Branch, Mochudi Branch and the recent relocation of Kanye and Mahalapye Branches to a more spacious location and the refurbishment of the Gaborone Industrial Branch. In addition to a growing branch network, FNB’s eSolutions such as Cellphone banking, ATMs with Deposits, FNB App and Internet banking allows the Bank to reach all corners of Botswana with ease.
The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) Central Committee (CC) meeting, chaired by President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi late last month, resolved that the party’s next Secretary-General (SG) should be a full-time employee based at Tsholetsa House and not active in politics.
The resolution by the CC, which Masisi proposed, is viewed as a ploy to deflate the incumbent, Mpho Balopi’s political ambitions and send him into political obscurity. The two have not been on good terms since the 2019 elections, and the fallout has been widening despite attempts to reconcile them. In essence, the BDP says that Balopi, who is currently a Member of Parliament, Minister of Employment, Labour Productivity and Skills Development, and a businessman, is overwhelmed by the role.
The Botswana Defence Force (BDF)-Namibians fatal shooting tragedy Inquest has revealed through autopsy report that the BDF carried over 800 bullets for the mission, 32 of which were discharged towards the targets, and 19 of which hit the targets.
This would mean that 13 bullets missed the targets-in what would be a 60 percent precision rate for the BDF operation target shooting. The Autopsy report shows that Martin Nchindo was shot with five (4) bullets, Ernst Nchindo five (5) bullets, Tommy Nchindo five (5) bullets and Sinvula Munyeme five (5) bullets. From the seven (7) BDF soldiers that left the BDF camp in two boats, four (4) fired the shots that killed the Namibians.
The former Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi’s decision to apply for the positions of United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and their deputies (DSRSG), has left the government confused over whether to lend her support or not, WeekendPost has established.
Moitoi’s application follows the Secretary-General’s launch of the third edition of the Global Call for Heads and Deputy Heads of United Nations Field Missions, which aims to expand the pool of candidates for the positions of SRSG) and their deputies to advance gender parity and geographical diversity at the most senior leadership level in the field. These mission leadership positions are graded at the Under-Secretary-General and Assistant Secretary-General levels.