The age of accountability

The winter Parliament due to kick off in a fortnight stands on the precipice of history in our modern democracy.

Presidential Affairs and Public Administration minister, Eric Molale will lay the Whistleblowing Bill before legislators, which if approved, marks a new chapter in accountability and transparency in Botswana.

According to its preamble, the Bill seeks “to provide for the manner in which a person may, in the public interest, disclose information adverse to the public interest”. It seeks to provide for the manner of reporting and investigations of disclosures of impropriety and the protection against victimisation of persons who make the disclosures”.

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Bravo police for prompt action

It is also hurting that whilst we all know that the Botswana Police Service (BPS) is charged functionally with the duties to investigate all forms of crime, some locals have resorted to taking the law into their own hands. It is very wrong to do that. There is also a possibility that one may wrongfully take the life of a person in the process, unless it is a justifiable case of self-defence. Recently, in the city of Francistown, some locals found...

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