Last weekend during the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) rally in Tonota South Constituency, the Member of Parliament for Francistown South, Wynter Mmolotsi, launched a scathing attack on the ruling Botswana Democratic Party(BDP), saying that the party is only in existence to swindle Batswana of their resources and enrich a few individuals together with their relatives through corrupt practices.
Mmolotsi said under the BDP tenders are corruptly awarded to certain individuals.
“Right now the tenders to supply the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) are given to certain individuals together with their families, a thing that is very questionable,” Mmolotsi told the rally.
He revealed that such issues are the ones that forced his decision to leave the BDP because he was always suppressed when he tried to put across the issues pertaining to corruption.
Mmolotsi shot down special nomination of councilors and members of parliament, saying that it is a waste of government resources, given the challenging tasks within the country’s education system.
“Our education system is currently in shambles, but the BDP government continues to waste resources with its system of special nomination of members of parliament and councilors,” he stated.
He went further to state that BDP is running short of ideas, giving an example in which Ministers have houses built for them at a cost of P5 million each, while the government failed to pay the teachers to mark and invigilate exams, which led to the current exam crisis.
He went on to attack the BDP, pointing out that the party abuses state resources, such as the use of government helicopters during party functions.
“BDP is only a party where bootlicking is the order of the day,” he said.
He went on to attack President Ian Khama on the introduction of the alcohol levy, adding that it will not solve the consumption of liquor and urged, instead, for public education on consumption of liquor.