Paliament passes motion to give MPs cars

source: Mmegi

Parliament has passed a motion calling on the government to provide MPs’ constituency offices with resources and facilities like vehicles.

The motion was passed on Friday after an attempt by Assistant Minister of Health, Gaotlhaetse Matlhabaphiri to change it to read that government should consider the provision instead of government should provide was defeated in a vote. During debate, the mover of the motion, Kanye North legislator, Calvin Batsile and a host of MPs rejected the proposed amendment. Gordon Mokgwathi of Letlhakeng East recalled that in the early 1980s, a motion calling on the government to consider building a senior secondary school in Okavango took nearly 30 years to be implemented. He asserted that the word ‘consider’ does not compel government to act. He said Parliament should be an independent body that can provide for itself without pleading for help from government. “Do we need to come to Parliament to plead with the government to [continue reading]

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