Botswana┬á Congress Party parliamentary candidate for Lentsweletau -Mmopane ┬áconstituency, Phagenyana Phage says the ruling Botswana Democratic Party infighting has been used to disadvantage voters in the area.
Phage says there are no developments such as roads, sewage system ,clinics and schools in the area ┬ábecause the BDP was always fighting with the current MP failing to deliver developments .
Phage stated that ┬áthe fighting between the ruling BDP central committee and the current member of parliament, Moeng Pheto was used to disadvantage the ┬áresidents.
He said that the ruling party infighting has disadvantaged the residents where the government failed to deliver on developments purely to discredit Pheto. He said that he ┬áintends to pressurize the government to deliver the developments in the area once he is voted as an MP.
He stated that the voters in his constituency were made to suffer because of┬á the┬á fighting between the party and the MP. Phage was worried about the state of roads in┬á Mmopane block 1.
He said that there were no roads in the village which makes it difficult for people to travel with their cars. He further blamed the ruling government for failing to put up sewerage systems in Mmopane.
He said that most of residents were using pit latrines which have the potential to contaminate underground water.
┬áHe said the absence of a junior secondary school in in Mmopane and Kopong is failure that has shown that the ruling party was not ready to help the residents. He said that students are forced to travel long distances because they are no junior secondary schools in this places.
Meanwhile the ┬á┬áBotswana┬áCongress Party, Parliamentary candidate for Goodhope ÔÇôMabule constituency ┬á, Lesego Gatogang says he intends to lobby the government to build a dam along Molopo river┬á to augment acute shortage of water in the area.
Gatogang who is one of the parliamentary candidates launched during the weekend says if voted he will put pressure on ┬ágovernment to build dams to address water shortage.
He said that the area has been facing shortage of water ┬áfor the past decades but the ruling ┬ágovernment ┬á┬áfails to address┬á the problem.
┬áGatogang further stated that there is a need to build structures that will accommodate ┬áprivate companies interested in agro-processing to set up business in places such as Goodhope. ┬áHe said that the area┬á was a hub for agricultural products that could be turned in finished goods if they are agro-processing plants in those areas which could create employment for most of the youth in the area.┬á