BDP proposes 40% non-MPs in Cabinet

Domkrag members at the recent party Council PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Domkrag members at the recent party Council PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has submitted a proposal before the presidential constitutional review that they want the President to be given the power to choose 40% of Cabinet ministers from outside the National Assembly and 60% from within Parliament.

The party was represented by its attorney, Basimane Bogopa and David Magang who is a member of BDP council of elders.

Bogopa said the move will help the Members of Parliament (MPs) to focus mostly on their constituencies since some complain that they are failing to deliver on their mandates on behalf of their constituents due to ministerial work, proving that they have bitten off more than they can chew.

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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