There is almost a near consensus that in the countdown to the 2014 General Election the party that had a clear and consistent message was the Botswana Congress Party. The Party Manifesto titled ”Ready to Lead” is a compendium of the BCP’s policy blue-print and prospectus for governance.
The decision announced at a Botswana Democratic Party Special Congress that Government will draw down a portion of the reserves saved at Bank of Botswana marks a significant policy departure in many ways.
The setting where the announcement was made is particularly ill-poised.
One does not expect such an important national decision to be made at a secluded party platform.
Some of our leaders have the tendency to make public statements that can make you wonder if it is not advisable to subject them to breathalyzer tests before they open their mouths to the public. Go ipuelwa hela! Their statements are not in line with the positions they hold. They are reckless in their speeches. They get so excited they end up throwing caution to the wind.
The debate around the high divorce rate in Botswana can never be complete without the interrogation of the influences surrounding the institution of marriage itself. Could it be that there is something wider, which is at play, which almost certainly guarantees the demise of any matrimonial union? To answer this question one must first wonder why the institution exists in the first place.
The reports are still unsubstantiated. For now they remain as just rumours and how I pray they be just that. But then again, with the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) you can never say never. Domkrag has in the past done horrendous things that border on witchcraft, you can never dismiss reports that link them to acts only expected from Satanists.
We live in interesting times. Since the 2014 general elections there hasn’t been stability in the Botswana electoral space. We thought elections were done and dusted with, and that we would return to them in 2019. We had said bye to elections but we encountered them much earlier than initially anticipated! We were wrong.