‘Give people a voice’

Professor Jotia
Professor Jotia

PALAPYE: University of Botswana (UB) lecturer Professor Agreement Jotia says no democracy can thrive without constructive criticism.

Addressing the Botswana Sectors of Educators of Teachers Union (BOSETU) conference in Palapye on Saturday, Jotia observed that if it is about the people then people should be allowed to have a voice.

He said trade unions therefore become uniquely vital in the democratic discourse. He added that democracy as a social process becomes functional if the masses are given a platform to engage by exchanging different social, economic and political viewpoints with government.

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