BDP’s 40/60 Cabinet proposal: Progress or Malice?


While the Botswana Democratic Party’s (BDP) submission does not speak to direct election of the President, the party wants the president to himself pick his Cabinet from both within and outside Parliament.

The move has received mixed reactions with some quarters calling for it to be precedent by direct election of the President.

The BDP submitted a proposal before the presidential constitutional review commission seeking that the President be given the power to choose 40% of Cabinet ministers from outside the National Assembly and 60% from within Parliament.

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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