Implement the recommendations Mr. President

When he received the report on the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the review of the Constitution of Botswana recently, President Mokgweetsi Masisi promised that it would be made public for the benefit of the nation.

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 secretariat. Please Mr. President don’t whittle it down for any reason!

Having gone through the report, we have noted some interesting recommendations made by the Commission to the President. A majority of these recommendations are aptly captured in the stories littering this edition.

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GBV: The big elephant in the room

Sadly, the country seems not to have proper tools and the extent to which women and the girl-child are being abused is not adequately measured.Almost every week there are reports of women being attacked by their significant others and while men are attacked as well, women seem to be more on the receiving end.On May 24, 2023 news broke that a woman who was receiving support from the Botswana Gender-Based Violence Prevention Centre in Gaborone, was...

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