The Botswana National Front (BNF) is concerned by Botswana’s current and former Presidents’ protracted public battles that have rendered the country ungovernable. The ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) leaders are embroiled in a devastating power struggle that has divided not only Batswana, but both the public and private sector employees who are aligned to these authorities. Two deadly centres of power have since emerged. This has negatively impacted on service delivery and productivity and the general socio-economic development of the country, hence rendering the BDP unfit to rule. The BDP is in a fit of complete paralysis and the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC), with its immense and credible human capital, should be voted into power in 2019. The BNF once again, calls upon all eligible Batswana to register for the 2019 general elections in large numbers. The registration closes in less than two weeks on 11th November 2018.
The BNF and UDC President Hon Duma Boko accompanied by the former Kgalagadi North legislator, Phillip Khwai and other senior cadres, will be addressing a public rally in Kang over the weekend (3rd November 2018), to further encourage the residents to register. Botswana Congress Party and UDC Vice President, Cde Dumelang Saleshando will be on a similar campaign trail in Molepolole South in the company of Constituency legislator, Cde Mohammed Khan and other party officials on the same date and mandate. Kgalagadi and Kweneng regions are well documented among the worst poor where thousands live in abject and dehumanising poverty. The state of health, education and unemployment are also the worst, with little infrastructural development. Bakwena have been in thirst for decades now, while Matsha College and other schools in Kgalagadi are among the worst in education. The BNF Social Democratic Programme and its complementary manifestos have long stated that construction of roads, dams and boreholes, accelerated land servicing and electrification in rural areas will be priority areas when her and other partners assume state power. These infrastructural developments are the engines of economic growth and prosperity. Botswana with its small population of 2 million and immense national resources can actually afford these developments and even uplift the majority of Batswana out of poverty. The BDP government has been embroiled in endless corruption, gross mismanagement and wrong priorities, leading to billions of Pulas being lost and plunging Batswana into pitiful poverty. On another note, the BNF continues to attract both ordinary and high profile members. The recent catch includes the arrival of retired Botswana Defence Force commander Lieutenant General Gaolathe Galebotswe, current BMD sitting councillor Hon Godiraone ‘Pele’ Matlhomane of Diagane Ward in the Gabane-Mmankgodi Constituency, several businessmen, former District Commissioners, and a number of public service employees. We note with excitement that some are on the way. The cadres are warmly welcomed at the BNF.
Cde Justin Hunyepa
Botswana National Front Secretary for Information & Publicity