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as of September 2019, and covering calendar year 2019 Botswana public holidays,
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Below is this list of Botswana public holidays news and updates.
Botswana Press Agency (Gaborone) - The Government of Botswana has published a tweet declaring Wednesday to Friday, October 23-25, 2019, as non-working public holidays in Botswana, on account of the upcoming presidential and legislative elections of Botswana ("President Dr. Mokgweetsi says October 23rd, 24th and 25th will be declared paid public holidays").
Botswana Press Agency (Gaborone) - Botswana's Sports Minister, Thapelo Olopeng, has announced that a one-off public holiday in Botswana would be declared to honour Isaac Makwala's performance at the World Athletics Championship
Botswana Press Agency (Gaborone) - The government of Botswana has announced that Tuesday, January 3, 2017, would be a day in lieu non-working public holiday in Botswana, on account of January 1st, 2017, falling on a Sunday.
Botswana Press Agency (Gaborone) - The government of Botswana has announced on its Twitter account that Friday, September 29, 2016, would be a non-working public holiday in Botswana, contrary to the previously announced list of 2016 non-working public holidays in Botswana ("29th September Declared A Holiday. Thurs 29th and 30th Sept declared public holidays. Monday 3rd October NOT a holiday #BOT50 #UnitedAndProud").
Botswana Press Agency (Gaborone) - The Directorate of Public Service Management of the Government of Botswana has announced that it had declared Thursday, December 24, and Thursday, December 31, 2015, as non-working public sector holidays in Botswana.
Botswana Press Agency (Gaborone) - The Government of Botswana has published the Statutory Instrument No. 117 and 118 of 2014 in the Government Gazette of October 13, 2014, thus making the previously announced Friday, October 24, 2014, one-off non-working public holiday in Botswana, official.
Botswana Press Agency (Gaborone) - The president of Botswana, Ian Khama, in his statement at the final session of the 10th Parliament, announced that the date of the upcoming General Election would be Friday, October 24, 2014, and that this date would once again be declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Botswana.
Botswana Declares October 16 Election Public Holiday
MNEGI (Gaborone) - Botswana's Minister of Presidential Affairs and Public Administration, Margaret Nasha, has announced that the upcoming election day, Friday, October 16, 2009, will be a public holiday.
The Sunday Standard (Gaborone) - Following this morning's issuance of a writ of elections, by Botswana President Lt. Gen. Ian Khama, announcing Friday, October 16th, 2009, as the date for the upcoming general election, opposition parties have called on the President to declare election day a public holiday.
Botswana Press Agency (Gaborone) - Addressing participants during a two-day national youth workshop on Monday, the Principal Public Relations Officer of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), Mr Osupile Maroba, said the prerogative to declare election day a public holiday lies with the president, adding that there is nothing that the commission can do in that regard if the law is not amended.
Botswana Ministry of Communications - It appears that the Electoral Amendment Bill presented to Botswana's Parliament by the Minister for Presidential Affairs and Public Administration will pass, but that before then it will be amended to make the dates of elections a public holiday.
Botswana Moving Towards Election Day Public Holiday
The Daily News - During the parliamentary debate on the "Electoral (Amendment) Bill" this week, the MP for Selebi-Phikwe West, Mr Kavis Kario, supported by the MP for Lobatse, Mr Nehemiah Modubule, introduced an amendment, which among other things, would make election day a public holiday in Botswana.
Botswana Government Gazette - It was announced in the Government Gazette of April 7, 2008, that Botswana's President, Ian Khama, had declared that Friday, May 2, 2008, as a one-off bridge public holiday.
The Bank of Botswana - In accordance with Section 45 of the Banking Act, 1995, the Bank of Botswana, with the approval of the Minister of Finance and Development Planning, has declared Saturday, June 29, 2002 a bank holiday in Botswana.