We have to respect the Presidency

SHARE   |   Monday, 19 October 2015   |   By Gibson Matenge
President Ian Khama President Ian Khama PIC: Ricardo Kanono

Fellow compatriots we never thought it is necessary for us to be involved in judicial matters as we thought they are mechanisms in place to offer remedy to any matter that may arise concerning this institution unfortunately we are astound by recent events and the fluid situation we find ourselves in as a nation, some trends that are developing indicates that we are slowly and surely loosing touch with our Respect (Botho). Most words like crisis, madness, witch hunt, stronger men than institutions are the order of the day.


Fellow Compatriots we should ask ourselves one simple question what is the issue. Four People have benefited from a sum of close to a million pula. The second question is, was this benefit lawful, if yes no issue to be discussed, if no a disciplinary hearing should be appointed. What type of hearing is required and who is responsible for putting together such an inquiry. We have asked these questions to clearly define the premise in which our discussion will be based on. We talked about respect for office of the Presidency, our belief and understanding is that this is the highest symbol in our land that clearly demonstrate our unity in diversity from different Tribes that form this great nation, therefore we need to defend this symbol  at all costs. Abusing and Demeaning a head of State occupying that office is lack of respect and appreciation of this great office. 

It is common knowledge that people occupying that office will come and go this is a fact, ours is a real democracy. The question we have to ask is, has President Khama appointed an unlawful tribunal if yes which requirement he has not fulfilled, if no what is the issue because the President has executed his mandate as per the constitution of the Republic. We are perturbed by these issues of lack of respect for others by some fellow compatriots who are using the freedom of speech and association as a weapon to demean and ridicule others without advancing good reasons for that. We are a nation build on a strong foundation of Respect it is our sincere plea and hope that as citizens of this great nation we will pose for a moment and reflect on our culture and think positive, the kind of a nation we want our children to embrace and what about the unity and respect we inherited from our grandparents. Ideologies have to be promoted in the spirit of respect, it is human to differ but differences should not be a gateway to lack of respect we have to excel in our belief within the foundation of our culture.


Our view with the current problems besieging the judiciary is clear. The judiciary is not in a crisis or abnormal what needs to be done is to institute a disciplinary hearing to determine whether the benefit of close to a million Pula was lawful and if not the law should take its course. We have to differ with some fellow compatriots who have labeled this issue as an administrative lapse. As a nation we need to remind ourselves about these key issues besieging our country.

1. Unemployment is high within the Country for both graduates and


2. We have Internship with pays P600.00 because of lack of resources.

3. We have projects which were shelved because of lack of resources.


We hope all of us will unite behind our vision, a prosperous, proud and united nation

Gibson Matenge
Billionaire Consortium

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