Wednesday, January 19, 2022

“This is the worst gov’t ever” – Motshwarakgole

The current government led by President Ian Khama is one the worst ever Botswana since independence.
This is according to veteran Trade Unionist and Organising Secretary of Manual Workers Union and Labour Secretary of BOFEPUSO Johnson Motshwarakgole.

Motshwarakgole said this on the sidelines of a press conference addressed by BOFEPUSO at their headquarters in Gaborone.

Motshwarakole said that if he was to rate Khama’s government out of 10, he would only give it four points.

“My honest belief is that the government is only worth four points out of ten because of the way it is doing things in the country,” he said.

He further said that having dealt with all the other former Presidents governments he remains adamant that this is the worst of them all.

“I repeat this is the worst government of all the past ones. It even fails to consult on issues affecting people and instead chooses to only come out with misinformed decisions”.

When asked to explain this further he referred this newspaper to a handbook that BOFEPUSU had issued at the press conference titled; “Two Years to go to Vision 2016, yet too far”.

The handbook chronicles all the major corruption cases the local media has recently reported about with the President not taking action either by way of suspending or sacking those involved. The handbook says by not taking action against such individuals soon after their acts have been reported, the culprits got enough time to cover up their corrupt acts by tampering with evidence.

Specific cases the hand book mentions are amongst others what it alleges was Director of Directorate of Personnel Management Services Carter Morupisi physically participating in political campaigns by transporting his wife’s supporters in his car during the past BDP primary elections whilst he is accusing trade union leaders of making political statements.

Such an incident, says the booklet needs to have been investigated, “but it was not,” says Motshwarakgole.

Other incidents which it cites as widely reported in the local press include Palapye Glass Factory, BMC and cabinet ministers who appear in court to answer corruption and other criminal charges only to resurface the next day doing government work.

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