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"
C2) 28/6/10: Press welcome at Cabinet meeting with Kweneng District Council.
This Office wishes to once more confirm that, as was the case with respect to last Thursday’s meeting at the Gaborone City Council, members of both the public and private media will be welcome to cover the opening statements at the consultative meeting between Cabinet and the Kweneng District Council, which is scheduled to be held at the Council Chambers in Molepolole tomorrow (Tuesday 29/6/10) morning.
After the opening statements it is further anticipated that the meeting will go into closed session.
Further to the above this Office has received the following statement, which is being aired on Radio Botswana in which Kweneng District Council Secretary, Mr. Mpedi Koontse, further confirms that, contrary to some press reports, both government and private media will be allowed to cover the opening, which will be addressed by H.E. the President.
[START] Statement by Mr. Koontse as reported on Radio Botswana
Kweneng District Council Secretary, Mpedi Koontse says both government and private media will be allowed to cover the opening of the Kweneng council meeting to be addressed by the President Lieutenant General Seretse Khama Ian Khama tomorrow.
Koontse told Radio Botswana news in an interview that contrary to reports that only government media will be allowed, the private press will not be excluded.
There have been reports that the private press was not allowed to cover full council meetings addressed by the president but Mr Koontse said that after further consultations it had now been clarified that all media houses will cover the event.
Last week, Kweneng District Council Chairman Motlhophi Leo, announced at the beginning of the full council meeting that the council will be hosting President Lieutenant General Seretse Khama Ian Khama and his cabinet.
The meeting which the council chairman described as historic will be held tomorrow at Kweneng District Council Chambers.
President Khama has already held such consultative meetings with the Francistown and Gaborone Councils.