Lift the veil on disclosure

The nation is in mourning. Three brave, highly trained and committed police officers have lost their lives in a horrific helicopter crash. Stunned families, friends and ordinary Batswana are all asking questions; what happened, where, why and how?

Sadly, judging by the known track record, it is unlikely that the answers to these key questions will be made available, at least not to ordinary Batswana grasping for a semblance of understanding in the wake of a mind-jolting tragedy.

Authorities, be they government, parastatal or quasi-government have an ignominious and unenviable reputation for unwarranted secrecy and non-disclosure. In many cases, this secrecy has been cloaked in the veil of officialdom – the burdensome bureaucracy designed to tire out even the most spirited of enquirers. Batswana have watched this cloak of secrecy descend on national tragedies in recent years such as the drowning of WUC employees in Gaborone Dam, the BDF’s fatal crash into a Letlhakeng house, the fatal slope wall collapse at Jwaneng Mine, deaths during Morupule B’s construction and numerous others.

Editor's Comment
Women unite for progress

It underscores the indispensable role women play in our society, particularly in building strong households and nurturing families. The recognition of women as the bedrock of our communities is not just a sentiment; it's a call to action for all women to stand together and support each other in their endeavours.The society's aim to instil essential principles and knowledge for national development is crucial. By providing a platform for...

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