Mogae�s biggest regrets


Former president, Festus Mogae has said that given a second chance to govern he would do things a little differently. Mogae made this revelation recently in an interview with Mmegi in New York.

The outspoken statesman said if he had the opportunity to do things all over again he would introduce a quota system to improve women’s political representation in Botswana and to effect electoral reforms. He conceded that there are areas where he failed the nation.

Botswana is one of the countries in the world with the highest gender inequality and still fares low even in sub Saharan Africa.

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