Children's Act contradicts other laws

School pupils PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
School pupils PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

In 2009, the government with assistance from other stakeholders came up with Botswana Children’s Act (2009) to protect children’s rights.

However, 10 years after the formulation of the legislation, it is evident that there are challenges in the implementation of that Act.

Speaking at the ongoing Botswana Civil Society Child Rights Convention in Gaborone earlier, social worker Moffat Nkgari pointed out that the Act contradicts some of the provisions of the country’s Constitution.

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