Thursday, May 23, 2024

New Constitution would require MPs to take ‘active part’ in Parley debates

In his first 10 years as Serowe North MP, Tshekedi Khama didn’t take an active part in parliamentary debates and also racked up a spotty attendance record. He never tabled motions, never asked questions and never made substantive contributions during debates. Once, when he tried doing the latter, he proposed that the speed limit for major highways – like the A1, should be increased to 160km per hour. A Mongwato prince, Tshekedi could afford to do all this because his constituents were also subjects of his elder brother, President Ian Khama, who is also the Bangwato supreme traditional leader.

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