Statement Skelemani killed in parley

Parliament Speaker Skelemani PIC. MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Parliament Speaker Skelemani PIC. MORERI SEJAKGOMO

The Speaker of the National Assembly, Phandu Skelemani has refused the acting Leader of Opposition (LoO), Dr Kesitegile Gobotswang to make a statement concerning the recent tragic train accident.

Last week, Gobotswang made his intention to make the statement known to Skelemani but last Friday there was nothing in the Order Paper to indicate that the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) would make the statement.

Gobotswang then raised a point of procedure to establish what had happened. The Speaker then told Parliament that indeed Gobotswang had made the request, but he thought that although it was within Gobotswang’s right to do so, in his [Skelemani] view it was inappropriate to allow for another statement to be made in Parliament.

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