Different stakeholders have called on the government to consider using different languages to teach people about the COVID-19 pandemic. Botswana Doctors Union (BDU) says if people of different tribes can go around the country teaching people about COVID-19 in clinics or hospitals, many will be able to appreciate how they can conduct themselves or care about their loved ones in the fight against the pandemic.
Still, on the matter, the Botswana Nurses Union (BONU) president Obonolo Rahube said the use of different languages could help to save the country from the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The government has been trying to use different languages but the messages were not detailed as compared to when the Presidential Task Force team brief the nation. Some tribes in other settlements lack information on COVID-19 and how they should even take care of a COVID-19 patient. Therefore, the Presidential Task Force should find ways of communicating with such tribes and educating them,” Rahube said.
He also called on the government to look for funds so that the nation can be properly taught on COVID-19 issues.