Khama`s `Big Day` event to be less than an hour

source: Mmegi

BAME PIET
STAFF WRITER

The inauguration of a President is not such a big event in Botswana, though it means a lot in the country’s history.

All that happens is a parade by the Botswana Defence Force (BDF), an inspection of the Guard of Honour and the President is sworn in.

According to the Clerk of the National Assembly, Ernest Mpofu, who is the coordinator of the organising committee, the event may last for less than an hour because there is not much to be done.

Mpofu said even foreign heads of state are not invited to the event: “It is just a routine thing that will take place in front of Parliament buildings,” he said.

Asked if there will be a press conference thereafter, Mpofu said [continue reading]



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