BCP’s UDC exit could undo historic feat

Saleshando and BCP members PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES
Saleshando and BCP members PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES

The looming exit of Botswana Congress Party (BCP) from the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) should not be viewed as good news by the BCP, which needs to retain its legislative seats in the 2024 general elections.

For a party that was wounded in the 2014 general elections, BCP managed to find stability when it joined the UDC in 2018 and now that is about to be eroded away should the party leave the opposition coalition.

BCP made history in the 2019 general elections when it won 11 parliamentary seats under the stewardship of the UDC. Coincidentally, the number 11 is the same number of legislators who broke out from the Botswana National Front (BNF) in 1998 to form the BCP.

Editor's Comment
A step in the right direction

That is indeed a welcome development, especially looking at the fact that the manual way of doing things is slowly disappearing and competency in the use of computers and other digital gadgets has become a must.The simple way of looking at it is just an example that almost all companies have gone completely digital and school leavers will be better placed after leaving school, because they will already be familiar with the use of computers.The...

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