BCP primaries show funding democracy defeciencies

BPC members waiting to vote at Ramotswa PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
BPC members waiting to vote at Ramotswa PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) primaries, which were held over the weekend, shed light on the high cost of upholding democracy.

The voting process across the country highlighted the challenges faced by the BCP electoral board, revealing lapses in protocol. There were delays in some areas, with election officers arriving late at polling stations and in the process causing disruptions.

In Gamalete, for instance, voting commenced at 8am instead of the scheduled 6:30am. The reason provided was the need to travel to Gaborone, which is less than 50km away, to collect the ballots.

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