Ruling party’s PEEC behind time


The Botswana Democratic Party’s (BDP) Political Education and Elections Committee (PEEC) is running behind set timelines to have elected party structural committees.

The PEEC had hoped that it would have completed renewing the party’s structural mandate by end of April, but it failed to do so due to the Easter holidays and other hiccups. The party has since rescheduled its timeline to the beginning of mid-May or mid-month.

This is so because the BDP cannot hold any bigger structural congress until the smaller party structures have been renewed. The ruling party is supposed to hold an electoral congress for the central committee (CC), the Women’s Wing and the National Youth Executive Committee (NYEC).

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