MP should stick to supporting the Assets motion

It turns out that the Minister for Presidential Affairs and Public Administration Lesego Motsumi woke up to the fact that there is grave need for a declaration of assets and liabilities bill after all.

The minister, whether through sudden realisation or through sudden inspiration, now promises to put before Parliament a law on the declaration of assets by people in national leadership positions. The issue of the declaration of assets legislation, although very central to a serious democracy, has been one of the most hated ideas by the executive. As far as most members of the executive and some Botswana Democratic Party MPs are concerned, a public peep into their personal business interests would be akin to unnecessary invasion of privacy.

The BDP collectively has been averse to the idea of a declaration of assets and liabilities legislation. What is really surprising is that Motsumi, through some cynical political ploy, suddenly realised that she needed to put the same bill before Parliament. This is very cynical and takes the public for a mindless mob ready to dance to any tune.

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