source: Republic of Botswana (29/6/10) TAUTONA TIMES no 9 of 2010
The Electronic Press Circular of the Office of the President
"Democracy, Development, Dignity, Discipline and Delivery"
C4) 16/6/10: All Media Welcome at GCC-Cabinet Consultation opening; OP Denies ever issuing instruction to bar media from next week's event
In reaction to 1300 p.m. news item of broadcast on a local radio station today the Deputy Senior Private Secretary to the President & Press Liaison Officer to H.E. the President, Mr. Sipho Madisa, has strongly denied that the Office of the President had ever issued instructions for the private press to be barred from covering the upcoming meeting that will involve Cabinet and Gaborone City Council Councillors, scheduled for 24 June 2010. In a communication to the radio station, Mr. Madisa observed that:
1. No such instruction has been issued to the Gaborone City Council from the Office of the President to the said effect; and
2. In actual fact, both members of the private press as well as public press are hereby invited and encouraged to attend the opening of the meeting which will include opening remarks as well as photo opportunities.
The meeting is expected to start promptly at 0900hrs at the Gaborone City Council Civic Hall.