Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Editorials

Insecurities are behind government decision to close out the private sector in Covid vaccines

Questions have been asked just what could be driving government decision to deny the private sector a role in the fight against Covid-19. The answer...

Once it takes root, Islamic terrorism is hard to uproot – Mozambique will be no exception

A poor province in Northern Mozambique is home to insurgency that threatens to suck the whole of SADC into a terrorist war. All signs are...

Women and youth; how the pandemic has wrought mayhem in already vulnerable groups

The covid-19 pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on already vulnerable groups of our society. These people are women and the youth. Long before the pandemic...

Children are bearing the brunt of Covid-19

The kids might be looking well and for now behaving like they are coping amid the effects of covid-19.The truth is they are not....

Is Botswana’s inequality rising or coming down?

Across the world countries are busy mapping up a future without coronavirus. Everybody is eager to leave the devastation behind and make the restrictions history. It...

Gaps showing as Botswana lags behind in executive leadership in the civil service

The country is lacking when it comes to executive corporate leadership. And the pandemic has only made the gaps more glaring. This also extends to the...

The current zero-sum game is a recipe for disaster

Economic growth is always the best way out of any social conflict. At the moment Botswana is engaged in an economic morass. Stagnation appears to be...

The judiciary should remain insulated from all influences

It now sounds like a cliché, but it remains true that in a democracy, the judiciary is the last line of defence. The importance of...

The race is now between vaccine and new variants

The recent arrival of Covid-19 vaccine in South Africa gave the rest of Africa hope that afterall not everything was lost for the continent. This...

Ours is a Gov’t out of touch and out of sync – as the budget shows

If there were any lingering doubts about the scale of economic damage that Botswana faces, then the budget speech delivered by the Minister of...