Kablay calls for partisan civil service


The MP for Letlhakane-Lephephe, Liakat Kablay stunned Parliament on Wednesday when he suggested that only members of the ruling party should be appointed to key posts in the civil service.

Kablay was contributing to the budget speech when he asserted that officers who are sympathetic to the opposition are sabotaging the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP), hence the need for the selective appointments. He said if BDP does not take action, it might end up losing the elections because of sabotage. “If the BDP wants to stay in power, they must consider appointing party members to senior government posts,” Kablay appealed. 

He said senior civil servants who are sympathetic to the opposition are sabotaging government so that people could lose confidence in the BDP and vote it out. 

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