GCC should get serious or be disbanded

The Gaborone City Council is one strange animal that never ceases to amaze.

Just when we thought that the Daisy Loo scandal was embarrassing enough to wake up officers from their slumber, it is evident that there are more surprises that await the nation from the council. It is reported that the GCC books of accounts have not been subjected to audit for almost four years. The latest audit report from the council is for the year ended March, 31 2010. However, the GCC continues to get government funds every year.

In his findings, the Auditor General states that: “It is my opinion that subject to the comments and matters raised in this report, the balance sheet and annual accounts as prepared and presented to me for audit, do not fairly present the financial position and operational results of the Gaborone City Council as at 31 March, 2010 in conformity with International Accounting Standards and Township Act Cap 40:02”.

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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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