Troubled BDP engages in spring cleaning

With focus on unity and another national election victory as the ultimate prize, the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has embarked on sweeping reforms that the party hopes will help solidify its position.

When it went into its national council meeting over weekend, the BDP went in a troubled party. Chief among issues of contention, which have also threatened to split the party was the selection of candidates.

Other contentious issues were participation of party structures, re-admission of disgruntled members who became independent candidates, neglected party veterans and transparency in the party’s electoral process.

Editor's Comment
Implement the recommendations Mr. President

The nation is eagerly awaiting this report to have a glimpse of what the recommendations are like, possibly for further debate. Mr. President, it’s our ardent hope that true to your promises, the public will have an opportunity to peruse the report and see if it reflects their interests as the Commission went around the length and breadth of the country collecting views of the people with some choosing to write to the Commission’s...

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