Political activists have no place in gov�t programmes

An official has said political activism is banned from government programmes
An official has said political activism is banned from government programmes

JWANENG: The government will continue to dismiss political activists from programmes such as Tirelo Sechaba (TS), National Internship and Graduates Volunteer Scheme (GVS).

The head of welfare from Department of National Service and Internship, Omphile Montsho warned during a consultative meeting in Jwaneng on Thursday. He said people on these programmes are considered public servants who should not be politically active.

Though participants’ concerns were that they were excluded in the recent salary increase, Montsho explained that they are only considered civil servants by the nature of the work and workplace, but their allowance increment is determined by Parliament from time to time.

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