Opinion divided on BDP term limit

BDP MP's in Parly
BDP MP's in Parly

FRANCISTOWN: A proposal by some in the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) to set term limits for is legislators and councillors is ill-informed, analysts have posited.

They hold the view that the motion will be met with stern opposition from party cadres. The ruling party youth wing recently (at a special congress in Kang) proposed that the office bearers referred to should only serve two-term limits not exceeding 10 years.

The BDP National Youth Executive Committee (NYEC) argues that if legislators and councillors hang around for more than a decade, the development could fuel political careerism. The term limit proposal is expected to be tabled at the party’s upcoming elective congress that is slated for July this year.

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