JTC takes full council debates to the public

JWANENG- The Jwaneng Town Council has amended a standing order that will allow the council to host its debate or full council in public areas once in a financial year.

When tabling a motion, concillor for Seole ward, Obed Monkge said the move will enable the voters to come in large numbers and judge if their representatives are doing what they are sent to do. Monkge’s motion seeks to force the council to do such once in a financial year.

Councillor Bankinyana Montsiemang of Ngami ward agreed, stating that the full council is always attended by the same faces who are generally heads of department. He said the move will enrich democracy and will also be part of taking services delivery to the people. Montsiemang added that if full council could start in the evening, it would give civil servants an opportunity to attend, arguing that democracy is expensive and can best be won through public engagement.

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