China is milking Botswana dry

It is obvious that China is a growing superpower and would be a serious delusion for Botswana to ignore this Asian grand tiger.

We first saw the Chinese enter this country at the end of the 1980’s en mass and they were exclusively in the construction industry where they showed themselves to be committed to delivery. They were willing to work long hours with very little breaks in between their working days.

People here believed these were prisoners when looking at the manner in which they immersed themselves in their work. If  they were free men, then they possessed very little labour rights. Batswana men who worked with them in the construction industry often claimed that the Chinese workers were taking turns on them. “One would take a break and handover his overalls to another so that you would think it’s the same person, ”they said.

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Implement the recommendations Mr. President

The nation is eagerly awaiting this report to have a glimpse of what the recommendations are like, possibly for further debate. Mr. President, it’s our ardent hope that true to your promises, the public will have an opportunity to peruse the report and see if it reflects their interests as the Commission went around the length and breadth of the country collecting views of the people with some choosing to write to the Commission’s...

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