Friday, April 10, 2020

BCP considering going to court over AB privatization

The Botswana Congress Party leadership will this weekend be pondering over what steps to take against the government’s decision to go ahead with the privatization of Air Botswana despite the parliamentary motion calling for an immediate halt.
One option on the table is that of going to court to take the judicial interpretation as a way of resolving the stand off.

It is not the first time that the BCP has taken upon itself an important issue of national governance.
A few years ago, they reported Vice President Ian Khama to the Ombudsman for piloting the military aircraft against the Botswana Defence Force Act.

The result was a recriminating report by the Ombudsman which, though disregarded by both President Festus Mogae and Speaker of the National Assembly, has continued to haunt Mogae, Khama and the entire administration.

Early this week the BCP spokesperson, Dumelang Saleshando, indicated that his party takes exception to the advice publicly given by the Attorney General, Athalia Molokomme.

A BCP legal eagle, Dick Bayford, has been writing a series of newspaper articles essentially trashing the position adopted by the Attorney General.

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