Billy wants Khama to account to Parley

Buti Billy PIC: KEOAGILE BONANG
Buti Billy PIC: KEOAGILE BONANG

The MP for Francistown East, Buti Billy says it is time for President Ian Khama to account to Parliament. Responding to the State of Nation Address (SONA), the Botswana Democratic Party MP said Khama should come and listen to debates in the House and answer to questions that will be posed to him by MPs.

“It is not right for the President to be reading SONA to people and leave it to MPs to discuss without listening to them. Even those who try to defend him at times will make mistakes because he understands what he was saying better than us. This will be for the good; let’s not think of the bad only,” Billy said.

He said it is not good for the President to be attending to Cabinet only without knowing what MPs are saying.

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