Friday, June 25, 2021

Opinions

Covid-19 procurement under SOPE was always going to result in massive Covid-19 corruption

Massive corruption under normal circumstances of competitive tender processes and procedures has been the norm during the better part of this Republic. It becomes...

Revisiting the Weapons Caches of Kgosi Linchwe

It’s been years since the passing of Kgosi Linchwe the King of Bakgatla ba Kgafela in Botswana and South Africa. I find this man...

UDC has failed to live up to its billing

Optimism has carried the Umbrella for Democratic Change too far – much farther than anybody could have dreamt even in their wildest of dreams. But...

Land grab puts Kgatleng Land Board under the spotlight

Sometime in 2009, Chief Justice Maruping Dibotelo refused to recuse himself from presiding over a matter involving Kgosi Kgafela ll with whom he had...

The “Re set” Agenda: Rebuilding and Strengthening Health Systems Governance

The 8th Global Conference on Health Promotion held in Helsinki, Finland, 2013 set the agenda for Health in All Policies (HIAP). The HiAP is an...

Office of the President is the factory of not only poor, but bad governance practices

By any account, the Office of the President (OP) should be the epitome and the embodiment of good corporate governance because it has all...

Efforts against Covid-19 have fallen victim to public distrust on government

There is a general public silence. All that joie de vivre, a crucial happy-go-lucky aspect of the Setswana culture has long gone. One does not immediately decipher whether...

God gave us the tongue and then gave politicians an unruly, evil and delinquent one!

At some point in time during the campaigns for the 2019 general election, it seemed a foregone conclusion that the UDC was headed for...

BDF RMA Torn Apart at the Seam

June 5th 2021 marked the day of the biannual electoral AGM for an organization of retired soldiers known as Botswana Defence Force Retired Members Association...

Where was the Public Service Commission when the public service ‘disintegrated’?

Most if not all modern democracies would not be complete without a structure called the Public Service Commission (PSC). Many of you though, might...