Ministers shouldrespect Dikgosi

As reported by our sister publication, The Monitor, members of Ntlo ya Dikgosi have expressed displeasure at Cabinet ministers’ failure to answer questions from Dikgosi.

During the last day of their meeting, the Dikgosi posted 34 questions, of which only two were answered. Despite the House seating for only five days, Cabinet ministers found it hard to make time to answer questions from tribal leaders. Thirty-two questions were deferred due to the unavailability of the ministers. Reasons could be a million, but it is unacceptable.

Ntlo ya Dikgosi is an advisory body to the National Assembly on issues of national interest as set out in the Constitution. Amongst others, ”Dikgosi are empowered to discuss any matter within the executive or legislative authority of Botswana of which it considers is desirable to take cognisance in the interests of the tribes and tribal organisations it represents and to make representations thereon to the President, or to send messages thereon to the National Assembly.”

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