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BOTSWANA NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
 
 
O R D E R            P A P E R
 
 
(THURSDAY 21ST FEBRUARY, 2019)
 
QUESTIONS
 
1. MR. N. S. L. M. SALAKAE, MP. (GHANZI NORTH): To ask the Minister of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism whether there are any plans to lift the hunting ban.
 
 
2. MR. H. G. NKAIGWA, MP. (GABORONE NORTH): To ask the Minister of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology if he is aware that students studying Heavy Plant Mechanics at Gaborone Institute of Professional Studies (GIPS) Phakalane have not conducted practicals for the past three (3) years, until recently when after class boycotts a heavy plant truck was availed at the school; and if so, to state:
 
(i) how they are expected to graduate from the institution without practical experience;
 
(ii) what action Government has taken against the institution for failure to provide learning equipment to students despite being paid for such services; and
 
(iii) how often Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA) audits the institution and when last it was audited.
 
 
3. MR. N. S. L. M. SALAKAE, MP. (GHANZI NORTH): To ask the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development to state:
 
(i) if there are any plans to relocate people whose houses have been affected by the construction of the storm water drainage system in Ghanzi Township; if so, when can they expect the process to commence since the rainy season is about to begin;
 
(ii) if any topographic survey was done before constructing such internal roads; if so, was it done by a competent and registered land surveyor; and
 
(iii) whether any competent and registered land surveyors were  present during construction of the roads; and if so, whether they advised that the sides of the drainages were not well constructed.   
4. MR. D. L. KEORAPETSE, MP. (SELEBI-PHIKWE WEST): To ask the Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry to state:
 
(i) the number of interns currently employed at the Gambling Authority;  
 
(ii) their gender and age category; and
 
(iii) whether there are any specific interns targeted and already briefed of their recruitment upon completion or before completion of their internship period.
 5. MR. A. S. KESUPILE, MP. (KANYE SOUTH): To ask the Minister of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security to state:
 
(i) the number of villages in Kanye South Constituency that got electrical power connection through the Rural Electrification Programme between 2008-2017; and
 
(ii) the number of villages, by name, in Kanye South that will be considered to benefit from the Solar Electrification Programme during the 2018/2019 financial year.
 6. MR. E. J. BATSHU MP. (NKANGE): To ask the Minister of Land Management, Water and Sanitation Services to state:
 
(i) if he is aware that communities living along the border with Zimbabwe particularly where the border line is the centre of Ramokgwebana and Shashe rivers, now generally believe that the inland disease control fences are the actual border; and  
 
(ii) what the Ministry is doing or will do to sensitise such communities about the boundary line to avoid any confusion which could lead to future border conflicts in the area.
 
 
7. MR. H. G. NKAIGWA, MP. (GABORONE NORTH): To ask the Minister of Employment, Labour Productivity and Skills Development to state:
 
(i) when the last labour inspection was done by the Ministry at Steel Galaxy Phakalane;
 
(ii) what license they are using for their operations despite operating a hardware and manufacturing steel;
 
(iii) if he is aware that employees of Steel Galaxy at Phakalane are working without contracts, and that their protective clothing is of low quality and is over size which compromises their health and safety; and  
 
(iv) if he is aware that despite working on Saturdays employees of the company are not rightly compensated for working during the weekend.
 
8. MR. S. KEBONANG, MP. (LOBATSE): To ask the Minister of Land Management, Water and Sanitation Services whether he is aware of the very poor state of sanitation affecting the whole of Lobatse due to old, burst and rotten pipes that have not been replaced and if so, when these will be fixed.
 
 
9. MR. H. B. BILLY, MP. (FRANCISTOWN EAST): To ask the Minister for Presidential Affairs, Governance and Public Administration to state strategies in place to assist in reducing unemployment in rural areas and towns.
 10. MR. N. S. L. M. SALAKAE, MP. (GHANZI NORTH): To ask the Minister of Land Management, Water and Sanitation Services why Government is:
 
(i) engaging unqualified and unregistered land surveyors of whom some are foreign nationals to perform land survey works whilst there are those registered in terms of the Land Survey Act (Cap 33:01); and
 
(ii) not reserving land survey jobs for local firms with qualified and registered professionals especially for low cost projects like it is for other professional cadres.
 
 
NOTICE OF MOTIONS AND ORDERS OF THE DAY
 
SECOND READING
 
Appropriation (2019/2020) Bill, 2019 (Bill No. 1 of 2019)
An Act to authorise the payment out of the Consolidated Fund and the Development Fund of sums of money for the year ending 31st March, 2020.
 
(Published on 28th January, 2019)
 
(Minister of Finance and Economic Development)
 
(Resumed Debate)