There will be a hive of political activities this week in Francistown as Botswana National Front (BNF) continues to celebrate its 50th Anniversary. A number of regions have since had their share of the party's big celebrations which have been a huge success. On Thursday evening, 14 April 2016, there will be a public lecture at Phillip Matante ward on former BNF President Daniel Kwele - the BNF's 1st President. Kwele and Dr Kenneth Koma wanted to bring all opposition parties under one umbrella, hence the national front ideology which the BNF and other opposition parties have since achieved. Kwele's massive contributions to the BNF will therefore be celebrated that evening at the public lecture.
On Saturday morning (16 April), still in Francistown, there will be the laying of the wreath at Kwele's graveyard by BNF President, Gideon Duma Boko. This will be followed by a motorcade later in the day, leading to awards and rally. The award ceremony will be for the BNF activists, members, and those retired from the northern region. About 70 activists are expected to receive the wards and these are the activists who kept BNF fire burning in the area. The awards will be followed by an electrifying rally at Phillip Matante ward, as part of celebrations and campaign for UDC council candidate Uyapo Nyeku. All BNF activists, members and sympathisers across the country are once again called upon to attend in large numbers, said Justin Hunyepa, a member of BNF 50th Anniversary Celebrations Committee.