BDP must come to its senses

The recent push by the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) to forge ahead with the Constitution Amendment Bill has sparked widespread concern and criticism from various quarters.

Despite the outcry from the civil society, churches, opposition politicians, academics, and many others, the ruling party remains steadfast in its determination to proceed with the proposed changes. However, it is essential to consider the implications of this decision and call on the BDP to do what is right for the nation.

A Constitution serves as the fundamental law of a country, outlining the rights and responsibilities of citizens, the structure of government, and the checks and balances necessary for a functioning democracy.

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Women in Politics caucus NGO, a welcome development

In the 2014 General Election, women who stood for parliamentary elections were a mere 17 out of a total of 192 aspirants, and sadly the number dropped to 11 out of 210 parliamentary aspirants in the 2019 General Election. Hopefully, registration of the Women in Politics Caucus will give women the necessary support to join politics. While things were slowly improving, women for a long time were at the receiving end as compared to their male...

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