“It is our considered view that the nature of the crisis warrants that His Excellency the President of Botswana, should be taking a leading role in resolving the crisis compared to the nonchalant attitude that prevails”, said BFTU officials in a press statement in Tlokweng on Wednesday. The federation lamented President Khama’s lack of proactive action when it came to briefing the nation about this particular “state of emergency”.
The federation further argued that, since the government classified access to electricity as an essential government service, they should provide it. Blame was directed at the state’s policy of ignoring Botswana’s own abundant coal fields and sound economic position by purchasing power from other countries. Source: Mmegi Online