Khama should attend Parliament

The year 2015 comes to end in 14 days time and marks eight years of the leadership of President Ian Khama.

The year also marks a milestone in the achievements of this nation as it ushers in 2016, the year which we set ourselves goals through Vision 2016.

The year 2016 also marks 50 years of Botswana’s independence and peaceful transition of power from one leader to the other. Some may think this achievement means nothing, but of course, for others, it means a lot and should not be taken for granted. Year 2015, as did other years since 2008, came and went with at least three parliament meetings in a year. Throughout all these years, President Khama has not found time to attend a parliament sitting and has preferred to run the country his way, with his preferred men, most of them unelected individuals. His judgements and policies have cost us dearly. One example is the shortage of water in the country.

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Botswana deserves ideal political leaders

This remains to be seen, particularly as opposite unity has been seeing its ups and downs. In 2012, three opposition parties namely the Botswana National Front (BNF), the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD), and the Botswana National Front (BNF) formed a political alliance under the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC). The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) would, after rebuffs, join the coalition in 2017.The promise made by the coalition to its...

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