EFB petitions Parley over Constitution amendment

Parliament PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Parliament PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Despite the amplifying voices of dissent over the Constitution (Amendment) Bill of 2024, Parliament will proceed to consider the Bill in a special meeting which commences today (Monday).

However, some religious groupings have not given up on the fight to have the Bill relooked into.

The Evangelism Fellowship of Botswana (EFB) who have been very vocal about the objection to the Bill, especially with regards to permitting same-sex relations will petition legislators as they meet. EFB is an umbrella body of Pentecostal and Evangelical churches in Botswana. EFB held a march in protest of the Bill on Saturday and would proceed to present a petition to the national assembly.

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