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The Ten Best Performers in Parliament this year

Mephato Reatile (Ngwaketse West) : The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) MP who defected from the opposition Botswana National Front (BNF), had a good year that has endeared him to electorates.  As head of a special parliamentary committee investigating maladministration at the Botswana Meat Commission, he and his team left no stone unturned in trying to figure out what went wrong at the parastatal whose wellbeing affects the majority of ordinary Batswana. As chair, he called in everybody from the Minister of Agriculture and his assistant to board members, to ordinary farmers to fully understand the mess that has brought the BMC to its knees.

 

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Women in Politics caucus NGO, a welcome development

In the 2014 General Election, women who stood for parliamentary elections were a mere 17 out of a total of 192 aspirants, and sadly the number dropped to 11 out of 210 parliamentary aspirants in the 2019 General Election. Hopefully, registration of the Women in Politics Caucus will give women the necessary support to join politics. While things were slowly improving, women for a long time were at the receiving end as compared to their male...

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