Wednesday, December 1, 2021

BNF readies for parliament session

The opposition Botswana National Front (BNF) will table at least five motions in the coming session of parliament beginning tomorrow, the party spokesman has said.

Moeti Mohwasa, the party’s spokesperson, Isaac Mabiletsa, the Member of Parliament for Kgatleng East who is also the leader of the party in parliament, will table a motion calling upon the government to convert the Departments of Broadcasting Services and Information Services from State Media to Public media which will be accountable to a Board free from Political Interference.

Mabiletsa again will table a motion requesting government to come up with a Construction Charter, which will ensure that Batswana benefit from the industry by ensuring skills transfer and training, deliberate bias in allocation of tenders to locals and ensuring that local contractors are assisted to grow.

Yet again, the legislator will table a motion requesting government to set up a Constitutional Review Commission that will undertake the process of soliciting the views of all Batswana countrywide about a comprehensive review of the Republican constitution in order to bring it in line with modern day constitutional norms and standards.

The MP for Ngwaketse West, Mephato Reatile, will table a motion calling on the government to investigate corruption at the Botswana Meat Commission through a Commission of Enquiry.

The Member of Parliament for Kgalagadi South, John Toto, will table a motion that seeks to establish a Commission to review the operation of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park to determine whether revenues, benefits and costs are fairly apportioned between Botswana and South Africa and recommend appropriate changes to the current arrangement.

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