Botswana brainstorms to end child labour

Botswana has embarked on a comprehensive strategy to eliminate child labour by 2016, as part of its International Labour Organisation (ILO) commitments, Mmegi has learnt.

Acting Labour and Home Affairs permanent secretary, Claude Mojafi last week said Botswana was duty bound to end child labour. He was speaking during the commemoration of Child Labour Day. While lower than in other parts of the continent, child labour in Botswana is primarily a concern in the agricultural sector, in both subsistence and commercial farming activities.

“The day against child labour builds onto a multifaceted and comprehensive strategy for the elimination of child labour and signifies global action against child labour,” he said.

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Happy Independence!

We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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