Lekang: From cleaner to council chambers

FRANCISTOWN: Dressed to the nines and tackling issues intelligently in the Francistown City Council chambers, nothing sets Florence Badubi Lekang apart from other civic leaders.

But, the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) councillor has rags to riches story to tell.

It was not an easy road to the chambers. For 26 years, she donned overalls as a cleaner at the Institute of Health Sciences (IHS) in Francistown, while on the other side fighting to win political office to represent citizens of the country’s second city.

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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