Independent Member of Parliament for Lobatse, Nehemiah Modubule has called on all cabinet ministers to resign because they have failed to serve the interests of Batswana.
Commenting on the budget speech yesterday, Modubule said that government has run out of ideas of job creation and is wasting money through constituency games initiated by President Ian Khama. “You are wasting resources of this nation. Tota le nnetse eng mo pusong. You must all resign and go home,” charged Modubule.
He said that instead of wasting money on all these games government should build Sports Academies where students can graduate with certificates. “Jaanong gatwe ba tlhole ba tshameka hela mo”.
Modubule added that he does not support the increase of Value Added Tax (VAT) and made it clear that Parliament has a right to refuse the increment because at the moment it is just a proposal. He said the government has a tendency of telling lies to the public citing how President Ian Khama told the nation that so far Ipelegeng programme has benefited 327, 494 people whilst his Finance Minister, Kenneth Matambo says it has benefited 23, 462. He said Ipelegeng is a short term desperate measure by government to address soaring unemployment.
Modubule said that he was shocked that public servants did not get a salary adjustment, while the same government went to purchase a new and expensive Presidential