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BOTSWANA NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

ORDER PAPER (FRIDAY 27TH NOVEMBER, 2020)

MINISTERS QUESTION TIME

Minister of Agricultural Development and Food Security


THEME: IMPROVEMENT OF MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT AND FOOD

SECURITY POST COVID-19/FOOD SECURITY

The Minister should state if:

(i) there are any detailed future plans within his Ministry post COVID-19 for food security development; and

(ii) there have been any consultations with stakeholders to improve his Ministry.

(Mr. P. Majaga, MP. Nata-Gweta)

 

MOTION FOR THE ADJOURNMENT DEFINITE MATTER OF URGENT PUBLIC IMPORTANCE

“That this Honourable House resolves to request Government to reverse the status of the current setup of Integrated Support Programme for Arable Agriculture Development (ISPAAD) atleast for this ploughing season to avoid the present confusion on the scheme.”

(Mr. P. P. P. Moatlhodi, MP. Tonota)

 

NOTICE OF MOTIONS AND ORDERS OF THE DAY

MOTIONS

GOVERNMENT TO CONSIDER RELAXING REQUIREMENTS FOR LAND ALLOCATION

1. “That this Honourable House resolves as a matter of urgency to request Government to consider relaxing the requirements by land authorities for allocating land such as waiting for land servicing to ensure that people do not miss out on the financial opportunities recently introduced by Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency (CEDA) and other institutions.”

(Mr. M. Reatile, MP. JwanengMabutsane) (Resumed Debate)

PROHIBITION OF MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT FROM TAKING PART IN TENDERS FROM GOVERNMENT AND PARASTATALS

  1. “That this Honourable House resolves that all its members, in their individual, corporate or any other capacity, be prohibited from taking part in tenders with Government and Parastatals to avert possible influence peddling, insider trading and corruption.”

    (Mr. T. B. Lucas, MP. Bobonong)

    OUTSOURCING OF GOVERNMENT TELEVISION AND MEDIA PRODUCTION SERVICES

  2. “That this Honourable House resolves that all Government entities including the Ministry of Health and Wellness and the Botswana Police Service, to immediately disband all their television and media production services and instead outsource all production to private entities with the aim of creating employment opportunities for the many unemployed, talented creatives in Botswana.”

    (Mr. T. Letsholo, MP. Kanye North)

    INCREMENT OF INTERNSHIP ALLOWANCE FROM P1300 PER MONTH TO ATLEAST P3000.00

  3. “That this Honourable House resolves to request Government to consider increasing the internship allowance from P1300. O0 per month to at least P3000. 00, taking into consideration the working hours and cost of living.”

    (Mr. O. Ramogapi, MP. Palapye)

    NOMINATION OF A RELIGIOUS LEADER AMONG THE SPECIALLY ELECTED MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT

  4. “That this Honourable House resolves that at the nomination of Specially Elected Members of Parliament, His Excellency the President must consider nominating one member who is or has been a religious leader amongst the six (6).”

    (Mr. K. Nkawana, MP. Selebi Phikwe East)

    ACCEPTANCE OF RELATIVES AS PROXY FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES IN INCOME GENERATING PROJECTS APPLICATIONS

  5. “That this Honourable House resolves to request Government to consider accepting close individuals or relatives as proxy for people with disabilities in income generating projects funding applications for institutions such as Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency (CEDA) and other Government funded programmes (i.e. Youth Development Fund (YDF), Gender Affairs, Livestock Management and Infrastructure Development (LIMID)).”

    (Mr. G. Kekgonegile, MP. Maun East)

AMENDMENT OF THE INDEPENDENT ELECTORAL ACT

  1. “That this Honourable House resolves to request Government to amend the Independent Electoral Act to ensure the independence of the Electoral Commission and guarantee free elections and democracy.”

    (Mr. Y. Boko, MP. Mahalapye East)

    GOVERNMENT TO CONSIDER FORMULATING A POLICY ON PATERNITY LEAVE

  2. “That this Honourable House requests Government to consider formulating a policy on paternity and parental leave.”

    (Mr. D. L. Keorapetse, MP. Selebi Phikwe West)

    INCREMENT OF OLD AGE PENSION

  3. “That this Honourable House requests Government to consider increasing the old age pension to P1 500.00 per month.”

    (Mr. P. P. P. Moatlhodi, MP. Tonota)

    CONNECTION OF NATA-GWETA CONSTITUENCY TO NTIMBALE/SHASHE DAM AS A MATTER OF URGENCY

  4. “That this Honourable House requests Government to consider, using the World Bank Loan to finance, connection of the Nata-Gweta Constituency (Sowa Water Master Plan) to Ntimbale/Shashe Dam as a matter of urgency since water from Dukwi Well Field is salty and contaminated.”

    (Mr. P. Majaga, MP. Nata-Gweta)
    PROMOTION OF LISTING IN THE BOTSWANA STOCK EXCHANGE BY FOREIGN AND BIG COMPANIES BASED IN BOTSWANA

  5. “That this Honourable House requests Government to promote listing by foreign and big companies in the Botswana Stock Exchange to enable Batswana to acquire shares in these companies thus promoting Citizen Empowerment.”

    (Ms. T. Monnakgotla, MP. Kgalagadi North)

    GOVERNMENT TO CONSIDER ESTABLISHING MINISTRY-SPECIFIC PROCESSES FOR THE NEGOTIATION, SETTLEMENT AND/OR LITIGATION OF CIVIL CLAIMS

  6. “That this Honourable House resolves to request Government to consider establishing Ministry-specific processes for the negotiation, settlement and/or litigation of civil claims for and against the Government.”

    (Dr. U. Dow, MP. Specially Elected)

EXTENSION OF COMMUNAL AREAS INTO WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREAS

  1. “That this Honourable House requests Government to extend communal areas into Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) in Kgalagadi South by atleast 10 kilometres (km) and demarcate small farms to create land for youth and small farmers so as to expand the agricultural sector.”

    (Mr. S. J. Brooks, MP. Kgalagadi South)

    GOVERNMENT TO CONSIDER BAILING OUT NGAMILAND FARMERS WHO WERE UNABLE TO REPAY NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT BANK-FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE (NDB-FMD) RELIEF FUND

  2. “That this Honourable House requests Government to consider bailing out Ngamiland farmers who were unable to repay the National Development Bank-Foot and Mouth Disease (NDB-FMD) Relief Fund which they accessed in 2008, because most of them lost a lot of cattle due to drought and they are currently struggling to raise enough herds to sell and repay the debt and for self-sustenance.”

    (Mr. K. C. Hikuama, MP. Ngami)

    GOVERNMENT TO CONDUCT A FREEHOLD LAND AUDIT IN BOTSWANA

  3. “That this Honourable House resolves to request Government to conduct a freehold land audit in Botswana to determine unused land with a view to acquiring such for productive use.”

    (Mr. T. B. Lucas, MP. Bobonong)

    AMENDMENT OF THE DIRECTORATE OF INTELLIGENCE SERVICE ACT

  4. “That this Honourable House resolves to request Government to amend the Directorate of Intelligence Service Act to bring institutional accountability, credibility, checks and balances.”

    (Mr. Y. Boko, MP. Mahalapye East)

    PUBLIC COMMISSION OF ENQUIRY TO INVESTIGATE THE EXTENT OF CORRUPTION IN PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS

  5. “That this Honourable House resolves that the President sets up a Public Commission of Enquiry to investigate the nature and extent of corruption, mismanagement, maladministration and unethical governance in public institutions with a view to formulate appropriate policies, programmes and laws.”

    (Mr. D. L. Keorapetse, MP. Selebi Phikwe West)

ESTABLISHMENT OF PROCESSES FOR THE SANCTIONING OF PUBLIC OFFICERS AND/OR PUBLIC OFFICES THAT FAIL, REFUSE OR NEGLECT TO TAKE DECISIONS
IN THE FACE OF CLEAR REGULATIONS AND/OR POLICY AND/OR LAW

18. “That this Honourable House resolves to request Government to establish processes for the sanctioning of Public Officers and/or public offices that fail, refuse or neglect to take decisions in the face of clear regulations and/or policy and/or law requiring that a decision be made.”

(Dr. U. Dow, MP. Specially Elected)

GOVERNMENT TO UPGRADE THE MCCARTHY’S RUST, BOKSPITS AND HEREFORD/BRAY BORDER POSTS TO COMMERCIAL BORDERS

  1. “That this Honourable House requests Government to upgrade the Border Posts of McCarthy’s Rust (Tsabong), Bokspits and Hereford/Bray to commercial borders to allow transportation of goods in and out of Botswana and South Africa and to extend working hours from 0800-1600 hours to 0600-1800 hours.”

    (Mr. S. J. Brooks, MP. Kgalagadi South)

    GOVERNMENT TO CONSIDER PROVIDING DRINKING WATER TO RURAL COMMUNITIES IN FARMING AREAS (CATTLE POSTS AND FARM LANDS)

  2. “That this Honourable House requests Government to consider providing clean drinking water to rural communities in farm lands, ungazetted settlements and cattle posts, because drinking water and sanitation are a prerequisite for achieving a minimum standard of health and to undertake productive activities.”

    (Mr. K. C. Hikuama, MP. Ngami)

    GOVERNMENT TO CONSIDER A SPECIAL DISPENSATION FOR ALLOCATING LAND TO PERSONS DISADVANTAGED BY THE OLD LAND POLICY

  3. “That this Honourable House requests Government to consider making a special dispensation to allocate land to persons who were disadvantaged by the old Land Policy which did not allow allocation of land on account of their spouses owning plots.”

    (Mr. W. B. Mmolotsi, MP. Francistown South)

    GOVERNMENT TO ASSIST INDIVIDUAL ARABLE FARMERS TO DRILL BOREHOLES IN THEIR FARMS

  4. “That this Honourable House requests Government to consider assisting individual arable farmers to drill boreholes in their farms in order to facilitate irrigated farming.”

    (Mr. W. B. Mmolotsi, MP. Francistown South)