No resolution for BOPEU to withdraw from BOFEPUSU

BOFEPUSU at High Court during one of labour issues case.PIC: KAGISO ONKATSWITSE
BOFEPUSU at High Court during one of labour issues case.PIC: KAGISO ONKATSWITSE

I think it is imperative to give a historic background regarding BCSA/BOPEU decision to remain as a neutral labour movement in so far as party politics are concerned.

The firm decision was taken following the former president of Botswana Civil Service Association, Oganne Maroba’s well-thought of speech delivered at BCSA 56th Annual General Conference held on December 7, 1998, at Mater Spei College in Francistown.

In his 10-page speech, Maroba stated that as a matter of principle civil servants should continue to refrain from participation in politics because they are expected to serve the public impartially without political influence.

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CoA brings sanity to DIS/DCEC long-standing feud

This decision follows the raiding of the office of the former Director General of the DCEC, Tymon Katlholo early 2022 and his staff officer by the DIS operatives who reportedly took files that they had targeted.After all back and forth arguments, the CoA has set the record straight giving an invaluable lesson to the DIS that it was no super security organ and it does not have any powers to cogently supervise other security organs including the...

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