BDP Women's Wing heads for elective congress


The upcoming Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) Women’s Wing elective congress scheduled for this weekend where President Mokgweetsi Masisi is set to officially open it, will determine whether members will vote according to teams or not.

The elective congress comes at a time when some BDP members are already complaining that there is no reward for loyalty in the party. They feel loyal members are rarely considered for positions but rather new members easily get blessings from the party leadership. The other contention is that the party leadership opts for new members and leaves out the old yet devoted members. Currently, different members have endorsed party newbie, Peggy Serame as the chairperson instead of the long-serving Sethu Maano-Gabanakgosi.

The Minister of Finance Serame, Gosego Mmolawa, and Maano-Gabanakgosi have so far raised their hands to declare their interest in the seat at the helm of the Women’s Wing in what is expected to be a close contest. Mmolawa believes that she is a capable candidate for the head position since she already has a place in a non-governmental organisation that deals with issues concerning women and the girl-child. Some on the lobby lists have members who have served on the previous committee and others who are supposed to be outgoing members. At the same time, some members believe that it is time some elders pave way for the young ones who have not had that opportunity to be in leadership positions.

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