Law Society fails to hold elections

Staff Writer
The Botswana Law Society (BLS) has failed to hold its annual general meeting that was expected to elect a new council.

BLS chairman, Duma Boko expressed disappointment that the meeting did not take place. He attributed the failure to the low turn out of lawyers from the Attorney General's chambers.

"We could not continue with the meeting as expected because we did not form a quorum," said Boko. He added that according to the Legal Practitioners' Act, lawyers from the Attorney General's Chambers are part of the meeting.

Boko said the meeting has been moved to end of January next year.
The race for the BLS chairmanship pits ruling party disciplinary committee member Isaac Seloko and Tebogo Sebego. Seloko is a former BLS vice-chairman, while Sebego

currently holds the post.

Boko said that the BLS had resolved over the weekend that it will write to invite lawyers from the Attorney General's again and if they do not turn up, then the meeting scheduled for January will have to continue in their absence.

He stated that the committee appointed to probe suspended BLS executive secretary, Patricia Makhoana is supposed to submit a report soon. The BLS council will have a look at the report before announcing a decision. Makhoana was suspended a few months ago pending investigations, following allegations of conflict of interest related to procurement at BLS.



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