In Botswana, president appoints constitutional review commission

By Daniel Chida, 3 January
President of Botswana Mokgweetsi Masisi (photo credit: Council on Foreign Relations via YouTube)
President of Botswana Mokgweetsi Masisi (photo credit: Council on Foreign Relations via YouTube)
President Mokgweetsi Masisi announced his Presidential Commission of inquiry into the review of the Constitution of Botswana. The team shall ascertain from the people of Botswana, their views on the operation of the Constitution and, in particular, the strengths and weaknesses of the Constitution; assess the adequacy of the Constitution, in particular by – asserting Botswana’s identity, principles, aspirations and values which are; Promoting and protecting people’s rights; promoting equality; and promoting national unity and democracy. It will also articulate the concerns of Botswana as regards the amendments that may be required for a review of the Constitution; conduct inquiries and obtain information from sources that the Commission considers relevant in the execution of its mandate; make any recommendations on the review or amendment of the Constitution and upon completion of its inquiry, the Commission shall submit a report with recommendations to the president not later than the end of September, 2022. The appointment was met with mixed reactions from the public with some doubting the credibility of the commission.
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