"Free Brian Dioka Expresses Himself"

Please allow me to etch some few disappointments about your article that carries the abovementioned title, which your newspaper carried out last Monday (11th March 2013) on page 31.

Your article purports that since my exit from the public service employ, I am a "Free Bird", but also claim that when I was at Botswana Television I was restricted to freely and openly talk hence your usage of the ill-informed expression that I was a "parrot" of government programmes.

I find your article to be repugnant to my character, and even exorbitantly lurid-like to say the least. Last time I checked, freedom of expression is a privilege etched on our principal law (constitution), and of which is an entitlement to all, regardless of their employ or allegiance to the public service.

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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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