Darkening economic clouds to greet election victor

BCL workers at BCL mine
BCL workers at BCL mine

In arguably the most abrasive electoral campaign the country has witnessed with the highest stakes set, Mmegi Staff Writers, MBONGENI MGUNI and PAULINE DIKUELO argue that whoever emerges victorious in the elections will have little time to celebrate. The economy is on shaky ground

Former president, Ian Khama knows the feeling all too well. When he won his first term in October 2009, he was welcomed by the country’s worst economic crisis, in which the global financial crisis collapsed the diamond sector.

The economy shrank by 7.7 percent, shed thousands of jobs and forced the country to borrow US$1.5 billion from the African Development Bank.

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The elections had two teams namely: Team Reshaping MISA and Team Integrity. All Team reshaping MISA member won except for one candidate for the Secretary post. One can say it was a long road to the elections, looking at the fact that it took four years for the elections to be held. MISA board elections are supposed to be held every two years, but they could not be held in time due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, which affected many...

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