Molale can still repent – Motshwarakgole


PALAPYE: Veteran trade unionist Johnson Motshwarakgole has called on Eric Molale to review his stance against workers and make peace with them.

Motshwarakgole stated that the Botswana Federation of Public Sector Unions (BOFEPUSU) mobilised and successfully assisted opposition Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) to ensure Molale loses in the recent Goodhope/Mabule by-election. “We are not even sure whether he is a retired public servant or what. We were surprised that he toured the country strongly ordering public servants to stay away from active politics before he became a minister, now he was the one being actively involved,” he said.

The BOFEPUSU labour secretary informed the just-ended Botswana Sectors of Educators Trade Unions (BOSETU) conference here,  that the federation mobilised and successfully assisted in the UDC win. Motshwarakgole stated they were not just against the ruling Botswana Democratic Party, but the candidate Molale because he is the “worst enemy” of workers. It was not too late, as Molale can still rethink his position, said Motshwarakgole. “We are in full support of anyone who supports the labour movement and assists them carry their burden to the Promised Land,” he added. He said BOFEPUSU is more than willing to engage in talks with government to address the problems bedevilling the country such as unemployment and roaming of graduates in the streets because government alone cannot solve the situation.

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The nation is eagerly awaiting this report to have a glimpse of what the recommendations are like, possibly for further debate. Mr. President, it’s our ardent hope that true to your promises, the public will have an opportunity to peruse the report and see if it reflects their interests as the Commission went around the length and breadth of the country collecting views of the people with some choosing to write to the Commission’s...

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