Putting the BDPís Reform Agenda into proper perspective

BDP members
BDP members

Perhaps to set the tone for this debate, this piece seeks to interrogate reasons behind the call for BDP to introduce key reforms so as to inform ourselves the reading and general public (voters) if doing so is for the interest of BDP itself or a genuine and generous concession arrived at primarily for improving the livelihoods of Batswana by a ruling party.

This is of paramount importance because if the parameters are defined, it is only then that we can discern, determine and have a pictorial image of what actually BDP is in terms of form or shape including to a more extent its character as to what really informs the Reform Agenda.

Three scenarios will emerge in trying to put up a sypnosis of BDP’s reform agenda as well articulated by Botsalo Ntuane – a contender in the hotly contested BDP Central Committee race  for  Secretary General. Himself a well- rounded democrat indoctrinated in the politics of Tsholetsa House, he exudes confidence and seems to have what the doctor has ordered for the ailing patient (BDP). Like articulated above, compelling reasons behind the reform agenda should be well defined by its advocacies and preachers. Is the Reform Agenda an incentive for the survival and renewal of the declining fortunes of the BDP – a redemption song as in the words of the Reggae maestro Bob Marley? or a genuine gesture born out of the realisation that Batswana have been alienated economically or otherwise from meaningful participation  as espoused in the “ BDP Reform Agenda Conversation: 22 Discussion Points (22 points)” by Cde Ntuane. Or a campaign mechanism through which Cde Ntuane wants to galvanise support from fellow democrats as a pointer that he has winning formula for turning around the dwindling fortunes of the once mighty BDP.

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