Retrenchments looming at BDP

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Weighed down by a P22 million loss arising from last year's election spending the Botswana Democratic Party plans to cut jobs across its offices nationwide.

The ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has warned its employees of an impending restructuring exercise that it blames on operational challenges. A letter to the employees dated March 15 from the party secretary general, Mpho Balopi, says the exercise may result in retrenchment.

The latest developments come as the party posted a P21.8 million loss in the 2014 financial year, owing largely to the high costs of the general elections last October, which it won with a reduced majority.

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