The best policy when going into any election is to always prepare for the worst, while of course hoping that in the end things will turn out alright.Perhaps far more than ever before, Botswana is going into an election with an opposition that is upbeat, brazenly defiant – even rude and buoyant.
The pathetic nature of politics can make you laugh through your tears. Perhaps that is why I have always preferred to be a political commentator who just raves about politics rather than consider them. Botswana is headed to the polls in just under a month, October 23 to be precise, and as observed by American provocative author P.J.
On 17th September, 06.59 to be precise, HE the President MEK Masisi posts as follows in his Facebook page: “A flourishing democracy like Botswana does not need to silence the media. I believe the media has a vital role to play in building our country to be a model nation, not only in Africa, but in the world”.
The general elections are like a rat race where meanness is the norm and no one comes out with their dignity intact. Botswana’s 2019 general election is not an exception and many will come out humiliated, their dignities bruised and careers destroyed beyond repair.
The year 2018, marked the 40th Anniversary of the Alma – Ata Declaration which stated that Primary Health Care (PHC) was essential health care based on practical, scientifically sound and socially acceptable methods and technology made universally acceptable to individuals and families in the community.