Masisi is a part-time President – Saleshando

Saleshando.PIC.KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Saleshando.PIC.KENNEDY RAMOKONE

With President Mokgweetsi Masisi recently in France and Germany, Botswana Congress Party (BCP) leader Dumelang Saleshando says it's time Batswana usher in a full-time President, not a part-timer who's always travelling.

Saleshando, who believes he is the right man for the job, told Naledi residents on Sunday that Masisi is a ‘part-time president’ who's never there for his own people. “I believe I can do a better job than Masisi, a man I currently work with. I found a position where Masisi is currently sitting,” the Maun West legislator said. Saleshando said Masisi is just passing time unable to clip his wings. The BCP president said the main ballot in the upcoming October polls is presidential even though there is no direct election of the President. Saleshando said Batswana should shy away from voting for their relatives in the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) because their lives will never change under Masisi. He emphasised that for him to become President, BCP councillors and Parliamentary candidates have to be voted for in the 2024 General Election.

“Every month Masisi is in America. He was in France and didn’t come back home and chose to go to Germany. “We need a full-time President,” Saleshando pointed out as he launched Oral Mosedame as the BCP’s parliamentary candidate in the Gaborone South constituency. According to government, Masisi's stopover in France saw him participate in the launch of the Africa Vaccine Manufacturing Accelerator (AVMA) programme and hold bilateral talks with his French counterpart, President Emmanuel Macron. On the other hand, for his trip to Germany, President Masisi is said to have engaged in a series of diplomatic, developmental and business engagements. Masisi is also reported to have participated in several high-level engagements, including delivering an address at the Botswana business roundtable, aimed at promoting investment opportunities.

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