Boitekanelo College, Friday donated 20 wheelchairs to the Ministry of Health for distribution around select hospitals and clinics around the country where acute shortage has been identified.
Handing over the wheelchairs, Boitekanelo Group Founder and President Dr Tiro S Mampane expressed fulfilment at his institution’s deed saying, “We have proudly made this gesture in an effort to strengthen the impact our college has in hospitals around Botswana as well as to build on the existing relationship between the College and the Ministry of Health which absorbs students and graduates of the college in their respective fields at various health facilities around the country.”
Dr Mampane continued to say that looking to expand the scope of our relationship to include more corporate social responsibility initiatives, we became aware of the shortages of wheelchairs that exist at several clinics and hospitals around the country and are responding to an identified need by providing the Ministry with these 20 wheelchairs”
The institution says that in partnership with the Ministry of Health they have over the years developed a strong and mutually beneficial relationship .With the College training hundreds of students in various ancillary healthcare fields, contributing significantly to the availability of health care human resources in Botswana; many Boitekanelo College students spend hours at public health care centres undergoing internship and some are later employed; thus contributing significantly to human resources available at various public health centres in Botswana.
The Director General of the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) Tymon Katholo has revealed why he took a decision to engage private lawyers against the State. The DCEC boss engaged Monthe and Marumo Attorneys in his application to interdict the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) from accessing files and dockets in the custody of the corruption busting agency.
In his affidavit, Katholo says that by virtue of my appointment as the Director General of the DCEC, he is obliged to defend the administration and operational activities of the DCEC. He added that, “I have however been advised about a provision in the State Proceedings Act which grants the authority of public institution to undertake legal proceedings to the Attorney General.” Katholo contends that the provision is not absolute and the High Court may in the exercise of its original jurisdiction permit such, like in this circumstance authorise such proceedings to be instituted by the DCEC or its Director General.
Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has gone through transformation over the years, with new faces coming and going, but some figures have become part and parcel of the furniture at Tsholetsa House. From founding in 1962, BDP has seen five leaders changing the baton during the party’s 60 years of existence. The party has successfully contested 12 general elections, albeit the outcome of the last polls were disputed in court.
While party splits were not synonymous with the BDP for the better part of its existence, the party suffered two splits in the last 12 years; the first in 2010 when a Barataphathi faction broke ranks to found the now defunct Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD). The Barataphathi faction was in the main protesting the ill-treatment of then recently elected party secretary general, Gomolemo Motswaledi, who had been suspended ostensibly for challenging the authority of then president, Ian Khama.
Mr Abdoola has known Mr. Uzair Razi for many years from the time he was a young boy. Uzair’s father, Mr Razi Ahmed, was the head of BCCI Bank in Botswana and “a very good man,” his close associates say.
Uzair and his wife went to settle in Dubai, the latter’s birthplace. He stayed in touch and was working for a real estate company owned by Mr. Sameer Lakhani. “Our understanding is that Uzair approached Mr. Abdoola to utilize their services for any property-related interests in Dubai. He did some work for Mr.Abdoola and others in the Botswana business community,” narrates a friend of Mr Abdoola.