Reverse the civil servants entrepreneurship policy

Some years back, the Office of the President announced that it was against a system in which employees within Parastatal organisations were allowed to occupy political office.

These were employees of among others, the University of Botswana, Botswana Power Corporation, Debswana, and other organisations in which government has a stake.

The rationale was that conflict of interest and the possibility of sabotage of organisations on the part of the occupants were a likelihood to gain political mileage.  The policy also extended to government casual workers, who were also prohibited from contesting for political office whilst still employed.

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Happy Independence!

We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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