'I will pass the mantle'

President Masisi is heading towards the 2024 general election with hope that Batswana could vote his BDP back into power PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
President Masisi is heading towards the 2024 general election with hope that Batswana could vote his BDP back into power PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

President Mokgweetsi Masisi has promised to pass the mantle when his time as helmsman ends.

Masisi was speaking Wednesday during the international summit on constitutionalism and democratic consolidation in Africa held in Gaborone.

The three-day summit co-hosted by the government of Botswana and National Democratic Institute (NDI) is among others meant to counter the global trends of democratic backsliding and strengthening support for constitutional term limits. Masisi is serving his first term after taking the baton from his predecessor and now arch rival Ian Khama in 2018.

Editor's Comment
A step in the right direction

That is indeed a welcome development, especially looking at the fact that the manual way of doing things is slowly disappearing and competency in the use of computers and other digital gadgets has become a must.The simple way of looking at it is just an example that almost all companies have gone completely digital and school leavers will be better placed after leaving school, because they will already be familiar with the use of computers.The...

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