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Mascom Staff donate P 20 000 to children with Down Syndrome


Donations in Gaborone:

Mascom staff across Botswana engaged in a cause to impact lives of children living with down syndrome when they wore jeans on Friday 31st October, 2014 in recognition of the Jeans 4 Genes day, an initiative by the Down Syndrome Association of Botswana. The goal of this initiative is to raise awareness for children with down syndrome living in Botswana.

Staff members contributed P5.00 or more towards this cause. With help from Management staff members managed to raise P20 000.00 that Mascom Wireless will officially hand at a breakfast organised by the Down Syndrome Association this Saturday 8th November, 2014 at the “I’m Special” School in Tlokweng – Gaborone.
    
This donation will help to drive key messages to Batswana about down syndrome: quality educational programs, a stimulating home environment, good health care, and positive support from family, friends and the community as these enable people with Down syndrome to develop their full potential and lead fulfilling lives.

Mascom Wireless believes that such endeavours would assist the community to understand that people with Down syndrome do attend school, work and contribute to society in many delightful ways. The association was founded by parents of children with down syndrome in 1999.

Donations in Maun

The sustainable use of the Environment is at the core of our CSR initiatives. To reaffirm our commitment to quality of service in line with our Quality of service standard (ISO 9001:2000) and Environmental Management Standards (ISO 14001:2004). During the 2014 Mascom National Derby in Maun, Mascom donated a garden to Bonatla Primary School worth P25, 000.00. Today (7th November 2014) Mascom will hand over the garden during the annual prize giving ceremony to be held at the school.
 

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Woman swindled out of P62 000 by fake CID officers

17th June 2021
Motube

Botswana Police Service (BPS) has indicated concern about the ongoing trend where the general public falls victim to criminals purporting to be police officers.

According to BPS Assistant Commissioner, Dipheko Motube, the criminals target individuals at shopping malls and Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) where upon approaching the unsuspecting individual the criminals would pretend to have picked a substantial amount of money and they would make a proposal to the victims that the money is counted and shared in an isolated place.

“On the way, as they stop at the isolated place, they would start to count and sharing of the money, a criminal syndicate claiming to be Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officer investigating a case of stolen money will approach them,” said Motube in a statement.

The Commissioner indicated that the fake police officers would instruct the victims to hand over all the cash they have in their possession, including bank cards and Personal Identification Number (PIN), the perpetrators would then proceed to withdraw money from the victim’s bank account.

Motube also revealed that they are also investigating a case in which a 69 year old Motswana woman from Molepolole- who is a victim of the scam- lost over P62 000 last week Friday to the said perpetrators.

“The Criminal syndicate introduced themselves as CID officers investigating a case of robbery where a man accompanying the woman was the suspect.’’

They subsequently went to the woman’s place and took cash amounting to over P12 000 and further swindled amount of P50 000 from the woman’s bank account under the pretext of the further investigations.

In addition, Motube said they are currently investigating the matter and therefore warned the public to be vigilant of such characters and further reminds the public that no police officer would ask for bank cards and PINs during the investigations.

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BCP walks out of UDC meeting

15th June 2021
Boko and Saleshando

Botswana Congress Party (BCP) leadership walked out of Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting this week on account of being targeted by other cooperating partners.

UDC meet for the first time since 2020 after previous futile attempts, but the meeting turned into a circus after other members of the executive pushed for BCP to explain its role in media statements that disparate either UDC and/or contracting parties.

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Katlholo wins against DPP

15th June 2021
DCEC DIRECTOR: Tymon Katlholo

The Director General of the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crimes (DCEC), Tymon Katlholo’s spirited fight against the contentious transfers of his management team has forced the Office of the President to rescind the controversial decision. However, some insiders suggest that the reversal of the transfers may have left some interested parties with bruised egos and nursing red wounds.

The transfers were seen by observers as a badly calculated move to emasculate the DCEC which is seen as defiant against certain objectionable objectives by certain law enforcement agencies – who are proven decisionists with very little regard for the law and principle.

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