The Leader of the Opposition, Botsalo Ntuane, has proposed to President Ian Khama a reinstatement of all fired government employees as a gesture of reconciliation and forgiveness.
The public sector workers were sacked following the eight-weeks-long public sector strike.
Ntuane confirmed his meeting with Khama to the Sunday Standard on Friday describing it as relaxed and cordial.
He also would not discuss the details of the meetings except to give an outline of the issues discussed.
“…I met President Ian Khama for approximately 1 hour at the Office of the President. We had a cordial, relaxed meeting with open and frank exchanges of views,” said the Gaborone West-South legislator.
“Ahead of the courtesy call, I spoke with various stakeholders, including my party BMD, colleagues in the opposition collective and BOFEPUSU representatives. For reasons of protocol and decency, I am constrained to go into full details on how the issues we discussed with President Khama were concluded, pending a report back to the stakeholders cited,” stated Ntuane.
He disclosed that besides reconciliation and forgiveness and reinstatement of sacked civil servants, he and the State President also took time to discuss national unity and threats to it.
“We also discussed review of the Republican constitution,” he said.
The two leaders further discussed some future terms of engagement between the Head of State and The Leader of the Opposition.