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.

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Routine child vaccination imperative

The recent Vaccination Day in Motokwe, orchestrated through collaborative efforts between UNICEF, USAID, BRCS, and the Ministry of Health, underscores a commendable stride towards fortifying child health services.The painful reality as reflected by the Ministry of Health's data regarding the decline in routine immunisation coverage since the onset of the pandemic, is a cause for concern.It underscores the urgent need to address the...

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