BDP wants reconciliation with trade unions

BDP special congress PIC: KABO MPAETONA
BDP special congress PIC: KABO MPAETONA

Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) Gaborone region chairman Bontsi Monare had admitted that the standoff between trade unions and government cost the party some constituencies in the past general elections.

Speaking at the region’s special congress in the capital city over the weekend, Monare revealed that it was not easy anymore for the BDP to do house-to-house campaigns in the homes of civil servants. “It used to be easy to do house-to-house campaigns back in the days in civil servants homesteads, but these days it is difficult,” he said, adding that since the party knows why they have not performed well in Gaborone, they have to formulate new strategies to beat the opposition.

The special congress met to formulate reforms as they bid to regain lost constituencies in the 2019 general elections.

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