Nothing transparent about TI

For years now, we have not shown much interest in international organisations assessments of our coutntry, be it in democratic practices, socio economic prosperity, liberty, happiness index, etc.

We have also allowed Transparency International (TI) to do its assessment and perception surveys without commenting its findings. We feel obliged, however, to respond to the latest ranking by TI that put Botswana as the least corrupt country in Africa and amongst the least corrupt in the world. First of all, Transparency International is an invisible creature whose face we have never seen in any public meetings where corruption is discussed. The Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crimes (DCEC), the Commonwealth Centre Against Corruption, government departments, and foreign missions often hold seminars and workshops to discuss corruption and how to combat it. Never have we seen a face or writing from TI at any of these events.

Editor's Comment
Has life become worthless?

As many wondered what wrong the young boy could have done to end up killed, it emerged that his own cousin was a suspect in the murder after he claimed P50,000 from Botswana Life. Thato Tsametse, who was last week sentenced to death for the murder of his cousin, had reportedly taken out two Mmoloki Funeral Covers valued at P25,000 each.Over the years, the media has been covering the murder case, and some revelation has come up that certain...

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