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Masisi urges loyalty unity among democrats

08 Apr 2024

President, Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi has appealed to Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) members to be loyal to the party and to avoid instability within the party.

Addressing elderly party members and new members in Charleshill on April 6, he said the BDP was founded on  strong values and principles, coupled with distinctive economic programmes, which differentiated them from opposition parties.

He decried a developing trend of disloyalty, which he said was slowly finding its way into the party corridors, something he sternly condemned. 

Botlhabetsi go le gantsi bo tswa kwa baganetsing, mme gompieno bo tswa mo gare ga rona,” he said.

He informed elders that, BDP would continue to maintain its noteworthy stability through unity demonstrated by members who uphold the party’s values and principles at all times.

Dr Masisi further implored dishonest members to desist from tarnishing the party’s image by spreading false and malicious information about fellow democrats. 

He implored them to strive for unity to boost the members’ morale to fulfil party manifesto aspirations.

On other issues, he noted BDP’s remarkable record in terms of planning and implementing major developments purposed to improve lives of the citizens across the country.

He also talked of  major projects, which  include water reticulation across the country, installation of Internet in schools and production areas, plot allocations, procurement of heavy plant machinery and Selebi Phikwe citrus project, and others aimed at improving  agricultural production.

Moreover, he encouraged citizens to utilise government programmes such as Chema Chema and Temo Letlotlo to improve their lives and grow the country’s economy.

Dr Masisi said hard work and commitment by citizens would help reduce the country’s import bill, and through their produce Botswana would export more goods thus resulting in an increased income for the country.

He challenged citizens to tap on their indigenous knowledge and package them accordingly to compete in the technologically  evolving world. He encouraged them to register for intellectual rights to protect their knowledge from competitors.

Dr Masisi said though BDP efforts were hindered by the scourge of COVID-19 the party was working tirelessly to implement its manifesto aspirations.

In her welcome remarks, member of the Central Committee, Ms Gaolatlhe Mautle-Bvumbe, applauded the President’s visit to the constituency, saying it would uplift their spirit during the recruitment drive in preparation for the coming general elections.

She called on democrats to work hard to lure more people into the party, which  help to keep BDP in power to continue its good governance. ends

Source : BOPA

Author : Malebogo Lekula


Event : Rally

Date : 08 Apr 2024