Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Editorials

Covid-19 should not become a cover for further delays in long promised constitutional reforms

President Mokgweetsi Masisi won last year’s election against the backdrop of promises of Constitutional reforms that he made on the campaign trail.

Africa, and Botswana in particular should not be caught in the West Vs China cat fight

Long before covid-19 pandemic, the United States and China were already engaged in an ugly trade war. But by...

China’s worsening economy leaves Africa in a lurch

Two years ago, China made undertakings to finance Africa by up to $65 billion.Many of the projects were part of the much-vaunted...

Children will pay the biggest price of Covid-19 in Botswana

The economic hit of the lockdown on children should never be underestimated.Yet that is what we are seeing among our leadership.When they...

Systems collapse is a wake-up call as government fails to honour salary increment

Public trust in government is running low.We are living through a pandemic. And for the grace of God, Botswana has up to...

Lockdown is killing the informal sector

If there is any sector that is really the responsibility of government to have it protected it has to be the informal...

Many students will not be able to study during lockdown because there’s no internet

Many Batswana look at what chaos coronavirus is doing health infrastructure abroad and they genuinely ask themselves just what chances they have...

Gov’t should use this time to prepare for eventualities

Even before a single case of coronavirus has been confirmed, Botswana is already in the jaws of an economic implosion, which at...

Trade unions are rendering themselves irrelevant

The two biggest stories of the last two weeks have been a decision by Government to suspend sports in government schools. And...

BoB should provide clarity on how it intends to cushion the economy in case of Virus attack

Botswana’s economy, like the rest of the world finds itself facing the worst crisis since the global crisis that started in 2008.