BONU president outlines manifesto

BONU president Baleseng
BONU president Baleseng

FRANCISTOWN: The Botswana Nurses Union’s (BONU) new president, Peter Baleseng has revealed part of his roadmap. For many years, nurses in Botswana have been crying out about a cocktail of problems that hinder them to serve the nation effectively.

In an interview with Mmegi, Baleseng stated that one of the nagging issues that affect the nursing cadre that he will strive hard to address is the issue of lack of accommodation. He credited the Ministry of Health (MoU) for creating more health facilities across the country.

However, Baleseng said there is a correlation between the construction of additional health facilities and shortage of accommodation for nurses. This correlation, he elucidated, is caused by the increase in the number of nurses.

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