Saturday, October 31, 2020

Opinions

BPC should come clean on possible power crisis

Public information shows that Botswana imports close to 70 percent of her electricity supply. The true figure could actually be much higher. In one way or...

Poor leadership retards implementation

In his budget speech, Finance and Development Planning minister, Baledzi Gaolatlhe, once again accentuated poor program implementation as one of the critical impediments to...

Ministry of Finance should shed its image of an agent of regression

Traditionally, the Ministry of Finance in Botswana has enjoyed greater prestige than other ministries. This emanates from its role as a coordinating ministry. But it also...

Privatisation; The new law of capitalism

With the imminent privatization of certain parastatals, Botswana stands at the cusp of something monumental in its inexorable march to deeper capitalism. And...

Our obsession with foreign investments hindering progress

This week, the Minister of Local Government, Margaret Nasha, made a very important announcement that, in many respects, is very relevant to the lives...

Letter to Old Man

Greetings, Old Man. It has been a while. I am sure you have been wondering where I am. I am still alive and kicking....

Our democracy has become a sorry spectacle

After 40 years of political independence - a little less than ten years from 2016 - there should be worry about the shape of...

The time to legalise prostitution is now

Every time I think of this topic, I think of the pros and cons and now, after some research, I think I can tackle...

Electoral reforms can wait until sanity comes back

The increasing fascination with Proportional Representation by opposition political parties should be looked at more as a strategy for survival than a genuine concern...

Goodbye communism, hello money!

I have a New Year resolution. I have decided to make it big. This is the year. Yep, the year to make so much...