Batswana want President to account to Parley

Mokgweetsi Masisi PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Mokgweetsi Masisi PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

While Botswana continues to fare relatively well in recognised corruption and good-governance indices, most Batswana feel rankings could improve if the President is accountable to Parliament.

According to the latest Afrobarometer survey, three-quarters of citizens say the President should be accountable to Parliament.

The survey also found out that more than 84% of the interviewed citizens want their President to be bound by laws and decisions of the courts, even if they [the President] think they are wrong.

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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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