Away with BCL hostels

As a party that has over the years been a voice of the downtrodden, the weak and exploited section of our nation, the BNF has found it fit to launch a campaign named, 'Away with BCL hostel'. Though BCL is not the only organisation that has hostels in the wards of Leseding and Tlhakadiawa, it remains the only one that owns most of the hostels and houses its workers in these unhygienic and anti-social units.

The campaign will kick off with a march on the 3rd June, which will end with a petition being presented to the Assistant District Commissioner. A rally will also be held on the 8th June at General Freedom Square. The rally will be addressed by the Chairmen of the Botswana People's Party (BPP), Botswana Movement for Democracy and Botswana National Front namely Cde Richard Gudu, Cde Nehemiah Modubule and Cde Abram Kesupile respectively.

Globally, the movement of people from one place to another has shaped today's political, social and economic world and continues to be a major influence on society. In 2005, there were approximately 191 million migrants globally, a figure that has more than doubled since 1960; migrants now constitute almost 3 percent of the world population. This phenomenon has also taken place within countries. In Botswana for example men in particular moved in large numbers in the early 70s and 80s from rural to urban areas in search of employment opportunities. There was rapid urbanisation which was largely fuelled by the discovery and development of mining towns like Selebi Phikwe. This is a period which one can call 'the lost two decades'. When the country did not find the need to invest heavily on infrastructure and housing yet it could easily afford to do so.

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