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
Stop the children killing madness!

The incident comes on the heels of a similar one where a father murdered his two toddlers in Francistown. As we grapple with the shock and sorrow of this loss, it is essential to address the underlying issues that led to such a horrific outcome.Our hearts go out to the innocent victims, the three boys aged 13, 10, and eight who lost their lives in circumstances that defy comprehension. Their deep cuts and untimely demise have left a scar on the...

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