Four battle it out for BONU presidency

The outgoing BONU president Obonolo Rahube (left) will not be defending his position FILE PIC
The outgoing BONU president Obonolo Rahube (left) will not be defending his position FILE PIC

The Botswana Nurses Union (BONU) is going to its elective congress next week to elect the Central Executive Committee (CEC). So far four people have shown interest to contest for BONU presidency.

The presidential aspirants are Tebogo Tshenyego, Peter Baleseng, Unangoni Modo and Seabelo Chigagane. The BONU congress will be held in Francistown under the theme: ‘BONU resilience against COVID-19, nurses’ welfare a priority.

However, the outgoing BONU president Obonolo Rahube will not be defending his position. The BONU constitution allows a person to hold an office position for only two terms. Out of 13 positions that will be contested, five members from the outgoing CEC cannot contest again for elections because they have already served their two terms. Another key position that will be contested for is the secretary-general (SG) position and the contestants include outgoing SG Fondondo Phillip and Boitshepo Seakozi.

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