MPs walk out in salary debate protest

Ian Khama
Ian Khama

Some members of the public are calling on President Ian Khama to increase MPs salaries and constituency allowances.

The issue arose last Friday after MPs failed to form a quorum protesting that their salaries and allowance Bill was not discussed rather they were used to pass President’s pensions and retirement benefits.

The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) MPs backbench did not leave any stone unturned, as they were the ones demanding to know why their Bill cannot be passed.

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