Beware of unscrupulous election funders

One of the current burning debates taking in politics is the issue of electoral campaign funding.

Of particular interest to the discussions is that Botswana, a landlocked Southern African republic considered one of the oldest democracies in Africa, does not have laws regulating political funding. Coupled with that, government does not finance political parties.

Both the regulation and funding deficit have created a void that different players jostle to fill and thereby make the best they can get.

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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