BDP 'patronage selection' may backfire


FRANCISTOWN: The Botswana Democratic Party's (BDP) decision to choose nominated councillors at Sowa Town Council (STC) using 'political patronage' may haunt it in future, a legal expert has warned.

Although the party does not play any role in the selection of nominated councillors, its detractors are implicating it in the matter.

Their argument is that the decision to choose nominated councillors rests squarely on the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development who is appointed to serve in Cabinet at the pleasure of the President of Botswana and BDP.

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