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Boko promises to work with Masisi

Leader of Opposition, Advocate Duma Boko says he is looking forward to working with Vice President, Mr Mokgweetsi Masisi when he assumes office as the country’s head of state.

Responding to the 2018 budget speech recently, Advocate Boko, who is also MP for Gaborone Bonnington North, said Batswana had for long been bystanders in the economic affairs of their country, hence his readiness to extend a helping hand to Mr Masisi for the betterment of Batswana at large.

He said in his dealing with the Vice President, he found him to be a results-orientated person, who is not the cloistered synthetic creation that was born in isolation of the common man.

Advocate Boko advised the Vice President to, as his first task in office, appoint a Chief Justice, who must be a jurist of the highest eminence and virtue of the country’s judicial system.

He added that the appointed Chief Justice should be appointed purely on merit and integrity.

Advocate Boko said for the continued peace and good order of the country, he was hopeful that Mr Masisi would save the country the civil strife that might result if the demands of the majority of Batswana were ignored.

Advocate Boko said he had visions of a sustainable prosperous, inclusive and just society, in which people dreamt and realised their dreams through their own enterprise, hard work and ingenuity. “I dream of a resilient and sustainable high performance economy that works for all, and not just the political business elites,” he said.

Further, Advocate Boko said most of Batswana were systematically handicapped by poverty, deliberately consigned to the social and economic backwaters.

The Bonnington North legislator said a number of sectors such as manufacturing, tourism and agriculture had miserably failed to take off due to lack of supportive policies, hence the country had over the years been declining in terms of productivity, competitiveness and the ease of doing business.

“These levels of poverty and neglect are a violation of human rights,” he said.

The leader of opposition said his party, as the government in waiting, offers Batswana an alternative path towards achieving prosperity for all.

He said their government would cultivate an environment for superb creativity and bring to bear innovative ways, not only of the government system doing much more with less, but of nudging new non-tradition avenues of economic growth and inclusive economic empowerment.

Advocate Boko further said they intended to develop an industrial policy that would be aligned to other policies such as a stable and supportive macro-economic and regulatory framework, appropriate skills development and education systems readily integrated with the needs of the industrial policy. ENDS

 

Source : BOPA

Author : Thato Mosinyi

Location : GABORONE

Event : Parliament

Date : Feb 08 Thu,2018

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