BFTU, BOFEPUSU not involved in BLP formation

Mogomotsi Motshegwa PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Mogomotsi Motshegwa PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

FRANCISTOWN: Secretary-general of the Botswana Federation Trade Unions (BFTU), Thusang Butale says the federation was not involved in the political formation of the Botswana Labour Party (BLP).

According to a recent BLP press release, “The party will focus on struggles of the working class, reject the BDP (Botswana Democratic Party) neo-liberal policies and work with labour unions, civic society groups, and other progressive parties to forge for true emancipation of the people of Botswana, continent, and the world.”

Speaking to The Monitor on Friday, Butale said that although the name of Botswana’s new entrant in politics suggests that it has the promotion of the interests of workers as one of its core values, BFTU was nonetheless not involved in its formation.

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