EVM cases may impact on the general elections


SELEBI-PHIKWE: The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has expressed concern that the case in which Botswana Congress Party (BCP) has approached the High Court contesting the constitutionality of the amendment of the Electoral Act of 2016 could have an effect on preparations for the 2019 general elections.

BCP is strongly opposed to the amendment that has recommended the use of electronic voting machines and the case is before the Francistown High Court.

The deputy secretary of the IEC, Doreen Serumola said the National Amalgamated Local and Central Government and Parastatals Workers Union has also lodged a case similar with the courts.

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Routine child vaccination imperative

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