We need continuity in the civil service

The National Assembly is one of the most critical oversight institutions in our democracy and it continues to come up with initiatives to enhance transparency and accountability. Select committees have been established and their proceedings are held in public, something that we should all celebrate.

However, despite these efforts and others at Government Enclave to improve productivity, we still have incidents where officers seem to know very little about what is going on in their ministries or departments. They are unable to supervise projects in which government has spent millions of taxpayer’s money to improve the lives of Batswana.

We still have shortage of drugs in government health facilities; incomplete construction projects; unpaid student allowances, and others, as a result of officers who care little about their work. Botswana’s work ethic has been ranked lowest in the world and there is no sign that we will improve in the near future. We ought to change our mindset and respect our customers and put them before everything if we are to succeed in project implementation and service delivery. It is also the responsibility of those in positions of authority to facilitate this by coming up with policies that will retain continuity.

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CoA brings sanity to DIS/DCEC long-standing feud

This decision follows the raiding of the office of the former Director General of the DCEC, Tymon Katlholo early 2022 and his staff officer by the DIS operatives who reportedly took files that they had targeted.After all back and forth arguments, the CoA has set the record straight giving an invaluable lesson to the DIS that it was no super security organ and it does not have any powers to cogently supervise other security organs including the...

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