UDC, BCP square off again


FRANCISTOWN: The enmity between the Botswana Congress Party (BCP) and Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) will continue on June 24 when they square off during the Mmaphula East ward by-election in the Palapye constituency.

The by-election was triggered by the death of Councillor Gagoope Sebina of the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) who bagged the constituency with 633 votes in the 2019 elections.

Sebina was followed by Gaolathe Kenosi of the UDC with 527 votes and Ntebang Pelothomogi of the Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF) with 303 votes while Patrick Moji of the Alliance Progressives (AP) came last with 145 votes. Kenosi will be trying his luck for the second time but the odds seem to be stacked against him.

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Routine child vaccination imperative

The recent Vaccination Day in Motokwe, orchestrated through collaborative efforts between UNICEF, USAID, BRCS, and the Ministry of Health, underscores a commendable stride towards fortifying child health services.The painful reality as reflected by the Ministry of Health's data regarding the decline in routine immunisation coverage since the onset of the pandemic, is a cause for concern.It underscores the urgent need to address the...

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