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Ian Khama’s ‘blue-eyed boy’ Nkarabang kicked out of OP

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KHAMA’S BOY: Tsaone Nkarabang

Former President Ian Khama’s ‘golden boy’ Tsaone Nkarabang has been removed from the Office of the President (OP) and transferred to Sowa where he will be Deputy Commissioner in the Ministry of Presidential Affairs, Governance and Public Administration.

This was revealed in a transfers and deployments statement communicated by Permanent Secretary to the President and Secretary to Cabinet, Carter Morupisi
Nkarabang served as Private Secretary to Khama during the latterr’s tenure. Nkarabang grabbed public attention in 2016 when a secret file revealed how he had been receiving special treatment at the expense of taxpayer’s money.

As a result of that exposé, news reporter, Sonny Serite was arrested while a government official – Abueng Sebola – then a records officer at OP, was fired from his position.Information from the file indicated that public funds were used to mollycoddle Nkarabang, who was considered one of Khama’s favourites including footing his medical bills following a quad biking accident.

Morupisi announced movements that include Joseph Kefas who has been promoted to Deputy National Coordinator in the ministry of health and wellness; Obusitswe Tiroesele appointed Director in the Department of Industrial Affairs in the Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry; Midas Sekgabo appointed Director in the Department of Energy in the Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security, while Thomas Motingwa has been appointed Director, coordinating the office for people with disabilities in the Ministry of Presidential Affairs, Governance and Public Administration. Patrick Masokwane has been appointed Deputy Director in Health Services Management in the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

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Women challenged to step-up food production

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National Development Bank CEO, Lorato Morapedi has challenged women to take up more agribusiness ventures to cut down on the country’s food import bill.
With an annual P7 billion food import bill hanging over the country, Morapedi said women can significantly trim it down. “We need to get out of our comfort zones, let’s open our eyes and seize the opportunities,” said Morapedi, adding that women need to work in groups.
She emphasized that women should leverage on collective expertise found in clusters to grow the country’s food production sector.
“Grab the opportunities that exist with the food value chain,” she said, citing that women have been hard-hit by COVID-19 in their endeavors to put food on the table.
She further implored women not to shy away from finance development institutions (FDIs) to finance their projects. Morapedi bemoaned that a handful people are willing to go into food production despite the high import food bill that the country faces.
Very few people are doing food production; people are lazy to go into food production,” said Morapedi. She also highlighted that the country’s major supplier, South Africa is also not coping as COVID-19 challenges unravel.
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