Amongst the many issues debated for years in the practice of both politics and public administration has been how to protect the integrity of the public office, especially in democracies that cherish protection of the public interest.
A big meal has been made of the risks posed by the lawyer Sydney Pilane to the stability of the Botswana Movement for Democracy and by extension to the Umbrella for Democratic Change. There is even talk from some quarters that BMD could be calling a Special Congress to settle the Pilane question once and for all.
All across Sub-Saharan Africa, there is a huge dearth when it comes to investing in infrastructure such as roads, telecommunications, bridges, dams and related utilities. Billions of dollars in investment are needed not just to build new infrastructure but also to refurbish existing ones.
About two years ago I wrote in this space and reminded one cabinet minister who had lied in parliament that there is no pride in lies. In fact I had written in the vernacular so that the message could sink deep in his head. I had informed the minister that “maaka ga se bokwete”. Ulala! You should have seen the bullets that I had attracted my way.
Abuse is everything that is contrary to good order established by usage, immoderate or improper use, physical and mental maltreatment, defilement, dishonour, indecent assault, molestation and perversion.
Real politicians speak from both ends of their mouths. They say this when they mean that. They tell lies all the time. And they are in their overwhelming majority. Donald Trump detests lies. And that makes him less of a politician. But still, he is the rightful leader a powerful nation as the United States of America deserves. Mr Trump does not care about political correctness.