Parly's draconian policy taints BWSpeaks

Parliament launched an online platform called Botswana Speaks (BWSpeaks) last Thursday that serves to link Members of Parliament (MP) digitally with citizens.

It is quite a commendable development on the part of Parliament because it brings together constituents from all corners of the country into one digital space. The aim of the platform is to leave no one behind in this democratic process as it embarks on its drive towards propelling Botswana’s digital transformation. During the launch, various speakers took turns to highlight that the world is gearing towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).

“Botswana is not going to be left behind because we have made it our commitment to transform from a resource-based to a knowledge-based economy by leveraging the opportunities offered by ICTs,” Vice President Slumber Tsogwane revealed during the launch.

Editor's Comment
A step in the right direction

That is indeed a welcome development, especially looking at the fact that the manual way of doing things is slowly disappearing and competency in the use of computers and other digital gadgets has become a must.The simple way of looking at it is just an example that almost all companies have gone completely digital and school leavers will be better placed after leaving school, because they will already be familiar with the use of computers.The...

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