Friday, November 27, 2020

Ntlo ya Dikgosi in brief

Ntlo ya Dikgosi, which opened for official business last week, is seized with a number of questions directed at cabinet ministers.

Kgosi M.T.Masunga, representing the North East, has asked the Minister of Presidential Affairs and Public Administration to explain the rationale behind the amendment of Section 77,78 and 79 of the Constitution of Botswana.

The same Kgosi has also asked why the Headmen of Records and the Headmen of Arbitration in the North East District have been excluded from exercising their democratic rights in electing their respective leader to Ntlo ya Dikgosi.

He wants to know what the Government intends doing to rectify this “undemocratic” situation.

Another question posed to the Ministry of Lands and Housing by Kgosi Masunga seeks an explanation on the state of the farms owned by Tati Company and how the company acquired the vast tracts of land from Francistown all the way up to the North East District. Kgosi Masunga also questioned whether the Ministry has any plans to implement any form of land restitution to compensate for the losses suffered by the people of North East when they lost their land.

The Ministry of Transport and Communication also received a couple of questions on privatization of both Air Botswana and Botswana Telecommunication Corporation. Kgosi Masunga asked the ministry to say how fast the process of privatization has gone.

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