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
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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