Suffer the citizens

In this edition, we carry two articles that speak to the plight of Batswana and their desperation in the face of inflexible, indifferent and faceless public service.

In the first story, a young man with hopes of establishing a seed-producing factory embarked on a hunger strike; then walked 420 kilometres from Francistown to the Office of the President in Gaborone protesting what he sees as unfair rejection of his proposals by CEDA.

In the other one, a young Motswana in Canada has started an online petition to force the Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources to resolve water issues in Rakops where villagers have long complained of smelly and unhygienic supplies.

Editor's Comment
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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