MPs want BDF equipped anew

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Members of Parliament (MPs) have called on the government to reconsider buying new equipment for Botswana Defence Force (BDF).

When debating the budget for Ministry of Defence, Justice and Security yesterday, Kanye North MP Abram Kesupile said most of the equipment used by soldiers is very old, which compromises the security of the country.

“Most of the equipment, including vehicles, guns and aircraft are very old. There is need for government to consider buying new equipment.

Editor's Comment
Happy Independence!

We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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