Civil Society calls for Constitution review governing Act

(L-R). Kagiso Molatlhwa, Olebile Machete and Morena Monganja addressing the media on constitutional amendment PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
(L-R). Kagiso Molatlhwa, Olebile Machete and Morena Monganja addressing the media on constitutional amendment PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

Having stated that they reject the current and ongoing constitutional review process due to its failure to put the Batswana people at the centre of the process, to be engaged every step, in accordance with due process, Botswana Council of Non-governmental Organisations (BOCONGO), and partners have come up with their preposition of what ought to be done.

They have adopted elements of the people-driven Constitution review process from the BOFEPUSU-BFTU Position Paper on Constitutional Review. “In modern constitutional formulation or review processes, it is considered best practice to ensure genuine participation of the people.

This entails, amongst others, engaging the public in determining the terms of reference, duration of the process, and the composition of the Constitutional Review Commission. “While we are aware that many countries have chosen different pathways to consult the people in a constitutional review process, it is our submission that the road map proposed is the most democratic, and as such, the most to our circumstances as a democratic country,” they stated.

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