Thursday, May 23, 2024

Govt rejected Constitutional Presidential Commission Review Proposals

A Government White paper seen by Sunday Standard details how the Government rejected a number of proposals by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Review of the Constitution of Botswana.

The report shows that there was a proposal that the Constitution gave the President excessive powers that seem to set him or her above the law. Some people were opposed to a sitting President’s immunity from criminal prosecution and advocated to a sitting President’s immunity from criminal prosecution and advocated for the inclusion of the provision for indictment and impeachment or recalling of the President in the reviewed Constitution.

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