MPs want tight security

Parliament flats
Parliament flats

MPs want government to tighten security at their residences and Parliament. The legislators made the call yesterday in response to Presidential Affairs and Public Administration Minister, Eric Molale’s budget proposals in Parliament yesterday.

Commenting on Molale’s presentation, Gaborone South MP, Kagiso Molatlhegi said Parliament was not safe at all since people are not searched when they come to listen to proceedings. “We need CCCTV cameras and people should be searched. The reason why I am saying this is because one of the listeners once came and shouted at former minister Keletso Rakhudu when he was commenting in Parliament. Recently, one guy was swimming in front of Parliament. Next it will be a different story altogether,” Molatlhegi said. He stated that an approval for a security wall around Parliament was made during NDP 10 but nothing has been done. “I requested the minister responsible to release the money for the screen wall to be made. Parliament should be a protected place,” he said.

Dithapelo Keorapetse of Selebi-Phikwe West complained about security at parliamentary flats.

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