BDP national council endorses decentralisation

A statement from the BDP read that if implemented, decentralisation would go a long way in affording Batswana easier access to services and shorter travel distances to service centres 
PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
A statement from the BDP read that if implemented, decentralisation would go a long way in affording Batswana easier access to services and shorter travel distances to service centres PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) national council resolved last week to endorse the decentralisation of government services and upgrading of all sub-districts into fully-fledged districts.

The decentralisation exercise garnered strong support from all the party members, as the national council further upheld that, “land within such district should not bear names that confer or intimate ethnicity in their naming, administration as a way of buttressing national unity, and that the same should be extended to existing districts".

Politicians and civil society have repeatedly hailed decentralisation as a participatory means to development and an enabler of good governance and democracy. The party also presented this resolution at the presidential constitutional review last Thursday.

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