Friday, December 3, 2021

Africa Liberal Network holds workshop on political communication

The African Liberal Network (ALN) is currently holding a ‘Communications Best Practice’ workshop in Gaborone for its members across the continent that includes the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD).

The three-day workshop, which is facilitated by Britain’s Liberal Democrats, started on Thursday 8th August. Among the facilitators at the workshop will be Rt. Hon. Simon Hughes, Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats in Great Britain, together with Victoria Marsom.

Africa Liberal Network (ALN) President Olivier Amitatu is also taking part and so are his vice presidents from across Africa including BMD President Gomolemo Motswaledi who is the ALN Vice President for Southern Africa. The ALN also held its Executive Committee meeting in Gaborone on 8 August as a show of support for the BMD of the Umbrella for Democratic Change ahead of the 2014 national election.

Addressing the media ahead of the workshop, Amitatu said his organization is made up of 34 political parties and organizations from 24 African countries and is an associated organization of the Liberal International, the political family to which liberal democratic parties belong. He said members of the network include, among many others, the governing party of the Ivory Coast, the DRC, the official opposition in South Africa, the Democratic Alliance, the official opposition in Kenya, the Orange Democratic Movement and members of Tanzania’s Government of National Unity, the Civic United Front. Amitatu said through capacity building, they empower their member parties to grow their support in order to promote liberal objectives and principles across the continent.

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