Parly kicks off but...

Whisper in the deep: President Khama and Speaker of the National Assembly Dr Margaret Nasha at the former's inauguration ceremony on Tuesday
Whisper in the deep: President Khama and Speaker of the National Assembly Dr Margaret Nasha at the former's inauguration ceremony on Tuesday

The 11th Parliament kicks off this afternoon with the swearing in of new parliamentarians, but that is all.

According to National Assembly officials, parliamentarians will be sworn in at 1400hrs and leave, without further business. Ordinarily and according to the published schedule, the sworn-in legislators would have elected a new speaker and deputy speaker, before endorsing the Vice President.

“The legislators will only be sworn in to mark the sitting of the 11th Parliament, but other agenda items cannot continue because they are the subject of an ongoing High Court case,” an Assembly official explained.

Editor's Comment
Tighten the law on drug dealers

Our youth are perishing; their once hopeful bright future is going down the drain; all because of illicit drugs.It is very easy to blame the addict, but it is not as simple as that! Drug dealing is a very lucrative business for some shameless people amongst our society and as such they have come up with tight strategies on how to push their business.Drug addiction is bad, and while the individual on drugs sometimes might have been the one who...

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