Job cuts kick off at BDP

The chickens of heavy spending in the 2014 general elections have come home to roost at the Botswana Democratic Party, with its Central Committee yesterday reportedly kicking off staff retrenchments

The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) central committee met at the party’s headquarters yesterday to begin in earnest a retrenchment exercise, which will affect its 47 employees around the country. Sources privy to yesterday’s meeting said the names of at least five workers were presented to the committee for possible axing. It is understood that close to 20 employees are likely to lose their jobs by the end of the restructuring exercise. The BDP has 47 employees - 35 at its Tsholetsa House headquarters, and 12 in Francistown, Maun and Kang.

While BDP central committee meetings are held at the beginning of every month, the urgency of the matter saw it being held mid-month this time, sources said. At yesterday’s meeting, some workers who usually sit in central committee meetings were asked not to attend because part of the agenda was on retrenchment. “The central committee agreed that certain posts at Tsholetsa House are not important and should therefore be eliminated. Five people at the main office will receive their letters of termination this week.

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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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