The President - A Man Of Many Silences

President Mokgweetsi Masisi has, in the last three years presented two inauguration speeches. His first was in April 2018, when he became President for the first time. Then, he fancied himself a visionary leader. Quoting Isaac Newton, he sought to suggest that his leadership followed that of his predecessors.

He called them “capable and committed,” amongst other praises that he showered their memory with. It rained that day! That was when Batswana were first sold on the idea of Masisi. An almost intoxicating idea for many.

This speech was delivered amidst the then evolving scandal of the National Petroleum Fund. Unflinching, however, our President avowed prudence in the use of the resources in Botswana for the benefit of the country’s people, by the visionary leaders - as he referred to them – that came before him.

Editor's Comment
Happy Independence!

We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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