Why Vision 2036 will fail like 2016

President Ian Khama had assembled a team of few people to go around the country soliciting ideas on the kind of Botswana the citizens want by the year 2036. It is not the first time that a President of this Republic did that. In 1996 Vision 2016 was drafted after ideas were sought from Batswana.

Parliament wasn’t involved in the Vision 2036, just like with 2016, formulation as many constituencies were visited whilst MPs were in Gaborone for a session. Will Vision 2036 be achieved? Why did Botswana not achieve the aspirations of 2016? There is no doubt that Botswana of today is better than that of 1966.

This is the reason why the ruling party thinks it deserves perpetual accolades ad infinitum. As Rre David Magang rightly puts it in his piece Delusions of Grandeur: “We are not a prosperous country and have never been a prosperous country. The most we have been is a progressive country, an appellation, again, we must take care to contextualise as it bears relevance only in relation to countries stuck in a Third World rut and permanently condemned to the bottom rungs”.

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