BDP should come out clean

Elsewhere in this edition, we carry a story in which Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) is pushing for a change to some provisions of the Constitution.

The BDP recently submitted to the Presidential Commission on Constitutional Review calling for inclusion of a clause that prohibits former presidents from political activism.

In its submission before the Commission, the ruling party argued former presidents should fulfil the role of being statesmen/women and as far as possible be restricted from taking up political office and formal employment.

Editor's Comment
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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