Cash-strapped political parties cry for State bankrolling

UDC activists
UDC activists

FRANCISTOWN: As political party activities heighten in an election year, it is apparent that political party funding, which has been a topical issue since Independence is still a worrying impediment to democracy.

Botswana, one of the oldest democracies in the region, seems to be taking too long to enrich democracy as political parties incessantly struggle to make ends meet, more especially during election year.

Elections are proving to be an expensive engagement that requires large sums of money to run an effective campaign that could bring the desired results. Political organisations continue to beg from generous donors.

Editor's Comment
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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