Business Briefs 22.02.2013


TATI-NICKEL-MINING-COMPANY-DONATESTati Nickel Mining Company recently donated P15, 000 worth of reflective vests and other road signs to the Botswana Police Service in an effort to assist teachers in Francistown curb road accidents among school children.

The project dubbed Safe Scholar Patrol aims to reduce the number of school going children that get hit by motor vehicles when crossing the road.

(L-R)Tati Nickel Mining MD, Sergey Steshenko handing over the equipment to Police Divisional Commander North, Senior Assistant Commissioner Diana Marathe.


The Assistant Minister of Agriculture, Oreeditse Molebatsi returned last Sunday from Rome, Italy where he attended International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) 36th Session of the Governing Council meeting from 13-14 February.

Botswana as a member state participated in the IFAD Governing Council Sessions where among others, items considered were the appointment of the President of IFAD and sharing experiences from the field.

While there, the Assistant Minister also presented a brief on the Botswana arable farming scenario of the small holder famers.

Molebatsi also held a sideline meeting with the Director of East and Southern Africa (IFAD) and the Country Program Manager of Botswana, to brief them on progress on the Agricultural Service Support Project (ASSP).

ASSP is a five year pilot project co-funded by Government of Botswana and IFAD, targeting small holders experiencing household food and income insecurity, but with the potential to benefit from the improved access to agricultural services.


The Japanese Embassy in Gaborone has pledged to continue being an active partner in assisting in various ways that include providing education scholarships and hosting cultural exchange events between Japan and Botswana.

Japanese Ambassador, Hiroyasu Kobayashi, was speaking this week at the launch of Friends of Japan, an association established for those who have studied in Japan.

He said he hopes the association will thrive as an active networking association connecting current and former students in Japan with Japanese society as well international society.

When launching the logo for Friends of Japan, one of the members of the association, Tlotlo Lemenyane, said the colours in the logo reveals the warm reception they received during their stay in that country.

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