Govt’s ineptitude costs young man career

Montsho. PIC: KEBOFHE MATHE
Montsho. PIC: KEBOFHE MATHE

Motlhanka Montsho, who comes from from a poor family, was about to graduate as an audiologist when thanks to some civil servant's ineptitude, government pulled him off its list of sponsored students.

The young man sat across the table as tears ran down his face. Throughout the interview he had clasped his hands, and bitten his lip, trying to keep a strong face. But suddenly, as his eyes assumed that distant look, the doors to his tortured soul opened, and all the pain, and the tears, that had remained pent up inside him for seven long years came pouring  like a torrent.

“I have lost count of the number of times I have contemplated taking my life. I have almost come to accept that this is my fate. So what do I do with a future that is no future?”

Editor's Comment
Happy Independence!

We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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