PS defends broadcasting director on Khama speech

source: Mmegi
Staff Writer

The permanent secretary (PS) in the Ministry of Communications, Science and Technology, Festinah Bakwena has said there was nothing wrong with the director of broadcasting services reading a statement from the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) on state radio and TV.

On Friday, Mogomotsi Kaboeamodimo read a speech by President Ian Khama explaining why he suspended the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) secretary general Gomolemo Motswaledi. Though there has been criticism that this is another sign of the ruling party’s abuse of state media, Bakwena said that the subject of the statement was not just a BDP issue. She said the speech tackled an issue of national concern. “Its wide coverage in the media had led to public concern and so it became a national issue relating to events that took place in the governing party and the engagements of the state president. We cannot make light of this fact,” she said.

She stated that Kaboeamodimo has the mandate to [continue reading]

  1. Ya,Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

    Who believes it!

    Ian Khama made OTHER to speak for him,because he

    HAD A BAD CONCIENCE about Motswaledi…

    he knows EXACTLY,that Motswaledi is right…

    and well…NOT everybody has the softly-softly character of Ian Khama…

    HE IS VERY ENGLISH,even he tries to look as a Batswana…

    his charcater is very English.

  2. Well, I do believe that everyone of us has the freedom to speech. It’s so sad that he ended that way.

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