Civic society slammed for lethargy

Participants at the BOFEPUSU conference
Participants at the BOFEPUSU conference

The University of Botswana’s Professor Mogalakwe Mogalakwe has urged civic society to speak out and advocate for promotion of democracy and the review of the constitution.

Speaking at a conference on democracy and constitutional reforms organised by the Botswana Federation of Public Sector Unions (BOFEPUSU) on Tuesday, Mogalakwe said a vibrant civic society was the only way democracy could be enhanced.

“Botswana is not democratic. Our democracy has no substance and we need civic society to step in and make people account. We can’t just define democracy by voting for people and then nothing happens in between the five years people are in office,” he said.

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