BDP workers get 4% increase


The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has finally bowed to workers’ pressure and increased salaries at Tsholetsa House by four percent.

According to an insider, President Ian Khama directed secretary general Mpho Balopi during the central committee meeting of April 8, to give the BDP employees an increment consistent with public sector adjustment.  “The President has requested the Secretary General to provide him with a copy of a letter (from the workers to the party chairman) after they had agreed with the treasurer Satar Dada on the percentage of salary increase at the party headquarters,” said the source. 

The workers had early this month threatened to boycott the recent special congress and national council, if their demands for salary adjustments are not met. In the letter to the party chairperson and country’s Vice President, Ponatshego Kedikilwe, Tsholetsa House workers wrote of broken promises for salary increment with every public sector increase.

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