Source:Botswana Ministry of Communications Posted: Thursday, November 27, 2008 Updated: Saturday, October 19, 2019
It appears that the Electoral Amendment Bill presented to Botswana's Parliament by the Minister for Presidential Affairs and Public Administration will pass, but that before then it will be amended to make the dates of elections a public holiday.
Among those campaigning for this further addition are MP for Lobatse, Nehemiah Modubule, and MP for Moshupa, Maitlhoko Mooka, who propose that polling day should be made a public holiday during the week as weekends have attracted complaints from religious circles, such as Seventh Day Adventists, who feel disadvantaged.
As we reported last summer (2008-08-22), the next legislative and presidential elections in Botswana are expected to occur in October 2009.
Links and References
Below are links to the news stories referred to in the above "Botswana Election Day Public Holiday Update" news story, as well as links to subsequents news stories which refer to the present news story.