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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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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