Hunt for fathers is on!

In just a week, the world will once again celebrate ‘Father’s Day’. For some fathers though, this day would bring sadness as they remember that they don’t have any relationship or even access to their children. Others would hopefully feel ashamed; remembering the children they long abandoned.

I cannot speak for other nations, but women in this country have only two major challenges in life; lack of financial security and absent fathers. While most of them accept and deal with the situation in their own way, for many, if ever there was anything they could trade-in their tones of clothing and makeup, then it is to have present fathers in their children’s lives.

As if such mothers already don’t have their hands full, a few weeks ago an announcement was made to the effect that from now on, all children travelling to South Africa in the company of one parent would not be allowed to cross the border, unless the accompanying parent produces the child’s birth certificate and a consent letter from the other parent.  With the recent spate of child trafficking across our continent, the new law is long overdue.

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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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