As Botswana works at resetting its foreign policy, those in authority appear to be in real danger of undermining the very asset they have at their disposal to achieve such a goal.For far too long career diplomats have been overlooked when it comes to career progression and advancement.
Illinois, USA: By imploring His Excellency the President of Botswana, Dr Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi to rebuild Botswana, the Right Rev David Taote Mapitse is illuminating the extent of the deconstruction from which the country finds herself suffering because of poor leadership and short-sightedness. He could have not picked a more relevant passage than Nehemiah chapter two.
Indeed it was show time, the climax and judgment day for political thugs, dishonest politicians and criminal bands intent on hijacking our republic. This election was held to tumultuous anticipation of a new government for the first time after 53 years of Botswana Democratic Party’s (BDP) uninterrupted rule.
Botswana remains to be one of the shining examples of democracy in Africa. We have a record 53 years of uninterrupted democratic rule. Although other countries have achieved independence way before us, they have been wrestling with streams of coups resulting in repressive military regimes.