Making Hay While The Sun Shines

Street vendors in main mall. PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG.jpg
Street vendors in main mall. PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG.jpg

Election year comes every five years in Botswana, and for some, this is the time to rake in profits while some lose big time.

Nevertheless, this is the year where aspiring council candidates and Members of Parliament get to spend their last Thebes to secure their future for the coming five years.

Just like the past election years, this time around we have seen political parties flex their muscles and spend large sums of money, especially over the last year of the political race, transporting their candidates and staff, political consultants, communication costs, food and branding just to mention a few.

Editor's Comment
Implement the recommendations Mr. President

The nation is eagerly awaiting this report to have a glimpse of what the recommendations are like, possibly for further debate. Mr. President, it’s our ardent hope that true to your promises, the public will have an opportunity to peruse the report and see if it reflects their interests as the Commission went around the length and breadth of the country collecting views of the people with some choosing to write to the Commission’s...

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