'BNF is victim of coalition arrangement'


Often accused of fixating his eyes on building the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) and neglecting his own party, Botswana National Front (BNF) Duma Boko said they have twice fallen victim to the coalition arrangement after the general elections.

Boko was speaking yesterday during the opening of the BNF elective congress at Ba Isago University. Boko said the BNF, which has compromised a lot for the sake of unity, has worked tirelessly since 2012 and even worked harder to make sure that the coalition remains intact.

He said as a result they suffered the consequences. In the National Assembly, the BNF has gone on a downward spiral since joining the UDC. In the 2014 General Elections, the BNF had eight Members of Parliament (MP) while one of the UDC founding partners, Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD), had nine parliamentary seats of the 17 that UDC won. In 2019, BNF only won four out of the 15 that the UDC won.

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Bravo, Matlala JSS for recognising employees!

Last Friday, Matlala Junior Secondary School (JSS) in Tlokweng did just that – they organised an event to honour their teachers and support staff. This gesture is truly commendable, as teachers occupy a pivotal role in the lives of our children.To be completely candid, teachers are the ones who shape our children from a very tender age, investing a significant amount of time in their growth and development. It's not uncommon to hear parents...

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