In his farewell address in Serowe, immediate past Botswana President Festus Mogae remarked that ‘we have heard that there are people in the opposition who have vowed to make things difficult for him (Ian Khama) but they will not manage’. I was reminded of these remarks by the apparent indolence and paralysis gripping this formerly versatile and tenacious nation.
We are at a critical moment in the struggle against tuberculosis” and many countries experiencing an epidemiological transition of having to fight the double disease burden of Infectious and non-infectious diseases.
If it were in other countries, the current crises chocking right, left and centre would metamorphose into a patriotic rallying cry and unite the nation against a seemingly inept and unbothered administration and usher in an Arab-styled change of government.
The Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) considers education as the most critical sectors in Botswana. UDC strongly believes that quality education can solve the socio-economic problems that Botswana is facing now. Education can help resolve the challenges of unemployment, poverty, diseases, corruption, and economic stagnation.
In my past instalments, I deliberately avoided dealing with current pressing water and electricity crisis with the hope that those in charge of our republic will come out and provide light on what is slowly but surely a disaster waiting to happen. I have been wrong.
The illegal and haphazard dumping of waste has become a common sight in Gaborone. This is a depressing reality which retards progress and all the various ways people can work toward making their environment cleaner.