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BOTSWANA NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
 
O R D E R            P A P E R
 
(FRIDAY 9TH AUGUST, 2019)
 
MINISTERS’ QUESTION TIME
 
1. Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry  
 
THEME:  PULA STEEL LIQUIDATION AND SALE
 
(Mr. D. L. Keorapetse, MP.−Selebi-Phikwe West)
 
2. Minister for Presidential Affairs, Governance and Public Administration
 
THEME:  POVERTY ERADICATION PROGRAMMES
 
If the Minister is aware that:
 
(i) the poverty eradication programme has not been taking new applications due to poor planning;
 
(ii) the City of Francistown is dealing with poverty eradication applications backlog of more than three (3) years; and
 
(iii) Office of the President is failing to provide funding and monitoring of projects under the poverty eradication programme.
 
(Mr. M. I. Moswaane, MP. − Francistown West)
 
TABLING OF PAPERS
 
1. Statutory Instrument No. 73 of 2019 − Hypothecation (Authorised Creditors) (Amendment) Regulations, 2019.
 
(Minister of Finance and Economic Development)
 
2. Statutory Instrument No. 82 of 2019 − Hypothecation (Authorised Creditors) (Amendment) Regulations, 2019.
 
(Minister of Finance and Economic Development)
 
NOTICE OF MOTIONS AND ORDERS OF THE DAY
 
MOTIONS
 
DESIGNATING OF SOWA TOWN A SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONE
 
1. “That this Honourable House requests Government to consider designating Sowa Town a special economic zone.”  
 
(Mr. P. Majaga, MP.−Nata-Gweta)
 
(Resumed Debate)
 
REVIEW OF THE MANDATE OF SPEDU
 
2. “That this Honourable House requests Government to review the mandate of SPEDU from a mere facilitative role.”
 
(Mr. D. L. Keorapetse, MP.−Selebi-Phikwe West)
 
ESTABLISHMENT OF A REHABILITATION FACILITY
 
3. “That this Honourable House requests Government to establish at least one (1) rehabilitation facility to deal with the current levels of drug addiction in Botswana.”
 
(Mr. W. B. Mmolotsi, MP.−Francistown South)
 
DECLARATION OF UNEMPLOYMENT A NATIONAL CRISIS
 
4. “That this Honourable House requests Government to declare unemployment a national crisis and as a matter of urgency convene an all stakeholder job summit with clear job creation strategy, tactics, targets and timelines.”
 
(Dr. P. Butale, MP.−Gaborone Central)
 
 
INCORPORATION OF VDC MEMBERS INTO  THE IPELEGENG PAYROLL
 
5. “That this Honourable House requests Government to incorporate members of the Village Development Committee (VDC) into the Ipelegeng payroll and that VDCs meetings which attract sitting allowance be increased from one (1) to two (2) per month.”
 
(Mr. G. S. Mangole, MP.−Mochudi West)
 
ESTABLISHMENT OF A COMMERCIAL COURT
 
6. “That this Honourable House requests Government to establish a Commercial Court.”
 
(Mr. P. M. Maele, MP.−Lerala-Maunatlala)
 
GOVERNMENT TO CONSIDER AMENDING LAW ON FINGERPRINT STORAGE
 
7. “That this Honourable House requests Government to consider amending the Law on storing of fingerprint records for criminal offences so that for minor crimes, the fingerprint records are cleared from the system after a period of five (5) years.”
 
(Mr. G. S. Mangole, MP.−Mochudi West)
 
FUNDING OF POLITICAL PARTIES
 
8. “That this Honourable House requests Government to consider political party funding under the National Development Plan 11.”
 
(Mr. S. Kebonang, MP. −Lobatse)
 
SETTING UP A TASK FORCE TO REVIVE THE STANDARD OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
 
9. “That this Honourable House requests Government to set up a task force to revive the standard of vocational education in the country.”
 
(Mr. S. O. S. Rantuana, MP.−Ramotswa)
 
REGULATION OF GEOMATICS INDUSTRY
 
10. “That this Honourable House requests Government to consider regulating the Geomatics Industry.”
 
(Mr. N. S. L. M. Salakae, MP.−Ghanzi North)
 
(Resumed Debate)
 
CLEARING OF LOANS FOR RETRENCHED EMPLOYEES
 
11. “That this Honourable House requests Government to consider clearing bank loans for retrenched employees of Tati Nickel and BCL Mines respectively.”
 
(Mr. W. B. Mmolotsi, MP. − Francistown South)
 
REINSTATEMENT OF BDF PATROLS  
 
12. “That this Honourable House requests Government to reinstate Botswana Defence Force patrols to assist the Botswana Police Service deal with the high crime rate.”
 
(Mr. S. Kgoroba, MP.−Mogoditshane)
 
(Resumed Debate)
 
GOVERNMENT TO CONSIDER SPEEDING UP THE POLICY  ON HUMAN/WILDLIFE CONFLICT
 
13. “That this Honourable House requests Government to consider speeding up the policy on Human/Wildlife conflict as it is long overdue.”
 
(Mr. P. Majaga, MP.−Nata-Gweta)