PRESS STATEMENT: The COVID-19 Pandemic: The Relenting Effects On The Socio- Economic Lives Of BOPEU Members And The Nation


The Botswana Public Employees Union has since the outbreak of the Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) in 2019 been following the devastating effects of the pandemic globally, within the SADC Region and indeed within our country, Botswana.

It is with a heavy heart that we continue to witness the scourge that is on the loose and rampage, taking the posture of a veld fire and consuming a nation, living a lot to be desired.

We reminisce on the collectivism of our nation, individuals (citizens and non-citizens), local business organisations, Non-Governmental Organisations, the Trade Union movements and Messiers amongst others, whom during the plea by the Botswana Government to make gestures and contributions to the COVID-19 National Relief Fund that aimed at raising funds and resources to combat the scourge did so out of kindness, love and patriotism. We take plight in this unity, ‘Botho’ and collectivism that characterise us as a nation to share responsibility and battle along each other against an invisible enemy with so much courage.

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