Judiciary under siege in Botswana

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Botswana Federation of Public Parastatal and Private Sector Unions (BOFEPUSU) believe that for our country to remain a stable, progressive and prosperous democracy there is a need to continually protect, nurture and develop our democratic institutions.

The citizenry and civic society must develop interest and actively participate in the affairs of the Republic to ensure that the prevalence of democracy is not eroded, and by active participation, critique and hold elected and non-elected public servants to account, thus strengthening of our democratic institutions.

It is incumbent on society therefore to exercise its power to hold Government and its functionaries to account for their deeds and misdeeds, but in order to do so, government needs to be transparent and open. .

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Women in Politics caucus NGO, a welcome development

In the 2014 General Election, women who stood for parliamentary elections were a mere 17 out of a total of 192 aspirants, and sadly the number dropped to 11 out of 210 parliamentary aspirants in the 2019 General Election. Hopefully, registration of the Women in Politics Caucus will give women the necessary support to join politics. While things were slowly improving, women for a long time were at the receiving end as compared to their male...

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