Batswana should stand up and speak against government’s decision to privatise Botswana Meat Commission.
BMC privatisation, if it happens will be a kind of shakedown that will by far affect subsistence farmers more than the elite cattle barons whose interests are already so well represented at parliamentary and cabinet levels.
Most Batswana acknowledge that the late Dr Kenneth Koma, founder and leader of the Botswana National Front (BNF) for many years, was one of the finest politicians this country ever produced. He was indeed the doyen of Botswana’s opposition politics.
The Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) probably has the best election manifesto for the 2019 general election - a manifesto that talks to the needs of the ordinary Motswana, entrepreneurs, the working poor and millionaires; a manifesto that is anchored on inclusivity and promises to rejuvenate the dreams of those who had resigned to subsisting on occasional soup and bread festivals emceed by