Democracy – A way of life

source: Mmegi
JOY PHUMAPHI

Botswana, like many practicing democracies around the globe, has chosen democracy as a way of life. This means that we have committed to a system of governance that promotes dynamic, inclusive, participatory, development for all.

For it to work effectively, it requires institutions that nurture the culture of openness, transparency and accountability so essential for its survival. I have the happy birthright as most of you, of being part of this beautiful country, Botswana, which prides itself in its ability to embrace this system of governance, for the benefit of every citizen; thus shouldering the heavy responsibility of putting the people first. It is this responsibility, which demands respect for the basic tenets of democracy. In no particular order, I believe that our [continue reading]

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