Women representation: A serious democratic deficit

Empowerment: Masisi hinted that under representation of women in the political landscape is a national problem 
PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Empowerment: Masisi hinted that under representation of women in the political landscape is a national problem PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

While President Mokgweetsi Masisi has been playing a decisive role in accelerating progress towards gender parity by appointing women in key government positions, the same cannot be said about the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP), writes Mmegi Staffer MOMPATI TLHANKANE

TSABONG: Results of the just ended elective congress in Tsabong show that the under-representation of women in the BDP central committee (CC) constitutes a serious democratic deficit, something Masisi himself admitted.

The winning lobby led by Vice President Slumber Tsogwane did not have any women candidates. On the contrary, the rival lobby led by former Cabinet minister Nonofo Molefhi had two women in key positions but they ended up losing dismally.

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We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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