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PHAKALANE WINS TRAVEL AWARD

The luxurious Phakalane Golf Estate Hotel Resort, the only hotel with an international 18- hole golf course, has been awarded one of the highest accolades in travel at the World Travel Awards ceremony hosted in Singapore.

The World Travel awards is the most prestigious, comprehensive and sought after awards programme in the global travel and tourism industry.

To be voted a World Travel Award winner is an accolade which many strive for, but few achieve.

World Travel Awards serves to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry.

Beating stiff competition like Gaborone Sun, Peermont Mondior and Peermont Walmont at The Grand Palm, this is the second consecutive year Phakalane Golf Estate Hotel Resort scoops this prestigious award.

PAC CRITICISES ABUSE OF LEVY

The Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee has criticised the way funds are disbursed from the alcohol levy saying the fund is not being used for the purpose it was established.

The committee presented its report this week at the Parliamentary building, following its scrutiny of the 2010-2011 accounts of government ministries.

The committee also said this was due to recipients not having to account as to how they used the funds. It says, as a result, some funds were used in ways completely out of line with the objectives of the fund.

The report points out the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, used funds from the alcohol levy to purchase porta-cabins for district offices, the erection of a fence at its youth office in Tlokweng and to purchase a Nissan Pick-up.

The Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee has recommended that those granted funds from the levy should account on how they spent the money.


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