Francistown mayor admits FCC misled nation

Francistown mayor admits FCC misled nation
Francistown mayor admits FCC misled nation

FRANCISTOWN: Francistown mayor Godisang Radisigo has admitted the Francistown City Council (FCC) misled the nation when denying some of the food items meant to cushion Batswana from the effects of the coronavirus-induced lockdown were rotten or rotting.

The COVID-19 relief food packages for Francistown have been kept at Aerodrome Primary School hall. Last Wednesday, the council was reluctant to comment on indications that it had started destroying some of the COVID-19 relief food items that were reportedly expired. That was after an investigative piece Mmegi published had indicated that close to 250 bags of maize meal were destroyed (last Wednesday) by the council at the Dumela Industrial site landfill after they were found to have reached their expiry date.

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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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