Thursday, 1 December 2011

Christmas in Africa

One for the road...

With 33.8 road deaths per 100 000 inhabitants, Botswana has one of the highest road fatalities ratios in the world. Only last week, 17 people died in traffic accidents. Up to 1 December, the total number of road deaths for 2011 was 424, compared to 343 in the same period last year.
And the Festive Season is yet to start...

World AIDS Day 2011

President Ian Khama has warned that as a developing country Botswana does not have the capacity to extend free ARVs to everybody forever.
In a speech in Moshupa to mark World Aids day Khama spelled out that the only alternative is for the country to focus its efforts of the prevention of new infections.
He also pointed out that the country spends tremendous amounts of money to keep people on the treatment programme and meeting the needs of orphans.
The budget allocation this year is 981millionPula with ARVs alone accounting for 185 million Pula, while the Orphan Care program accounts for 290 million Pula.