PRESS RELEASE: SIDA Programme Manager meets with the Botswana Speaks Parliament team

Brussels, 05/09/13 – On Tuesday 27 August 2013, SIDA Programme Manager visited the Parliament of Botswana in order to follow up on the implementation and progress of the Botswana Speaks Parliamentary Initiative so far.

The SIDA representative started her visit by meeting with the Clerk of the National Assembly, Ms Barbara Dithapo. She was informed on the achievements and the remaining challenges of the project. Ms Barbara Dithapo highlighted the Parliament’s commitment to this project, saying that “In Botswana, the majority of citizens don’t vote during General Elections. Botswana Speaks will assist in getting them involved and enhancing our democratic process”, thus emphasizing that the project’s success is of utmost importance for Botswana.

The four Members of Parliament involved in the pilot phase of the Botswana Speaks Parliamentary Initiative, Hon. Rayner Makosha (Nata/Gweta), Hon. Odirile Motlhale (South East South), Hon. Tawana Moremi (Maun West) and Hon. Slumber Tsogwane (Boteti North) also met with the SIDA Programme Manager during the same day. They expressed their satisfaction and gratitude towards the funding opportunity provided by the Swedish Agency.

The full version of the press release is available in English and translated versions!



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