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”.

Editor's Comment
Implement the recommendations Mr. President

The nation is eagerly awaiting this report to have a glimpse of what the recommendations are like, possibly for further debate. Mr. President, it’s our ardent hope that true to your promises, the public will have an opportunity to peruse the report and see if it reflects their interests as the Commission went around the length and breadth of the country collecting views of the people with some choosing to write to the Commission’s...

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