Delimitation Commission to swear secretariat in

Parliament session PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG.
Parliament session PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG.

It is yet to be seen if Parliament will take into consideration the Delimitation Commission Report of 2012 or not. The 2012 report had called for the need to increase constituencies by five to make them 62 instead of 57.

Today (Monday) the delimitation commission secretariat will be sworn in by the Chief Justice at the Gaborone High Court. The delimitation is expected to produce a report after consultation to assess if there is a need to increase or align constituencies and wards with populations.

However, the power to increase the number of seats of elected members in the National Assembly lies with Parliament only and not the Commission.

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