Source:Botswana Press Agency (Gaborone)
Posted: Thursday, October 16, 2014 Updated: Saturday, October 19, 2019
The Government of Botswana has published the Statutory Instrument No. 117 and 118 of 2014 in the Government Gazette of October 13, 2014, thus making the previously announced Friday, October 24, 2014, one-off non-working public holiday in Botswana, official.
After a lot of discussion and the repeated calls to make election day a public holiday, by both the opposition and the governing parties, as well as the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) (2007-07-20, 2008-08-22, 2008-11-27, 2009-01-26, and 2009-03-14), the date of the last General Elections was also declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Botswana, and the president of Botswana, Ian Khama, in his statement at the final session of the 10th Parliament (2014-08-07), announced that the date of the upcoming General Election would be Friday, October 24, 2014, and that this date would once again be declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Botswana.
The aforementioned declaration of Friday, October 24, 2014, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Botswana, is in addition to the list of official non-working public holidays in Botswana for the upcoming calendar year 2014, as released, earlier this year (2014-01-01), by the government of Botswana.
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