19 June 2018

Botswana: Parliament Swears in Gare

Gaborone — Moshupa-Manyana MP Mr Karabo Gare was on June 18 sworn in following his victory in the weekend's by-election. He replaces President Mokgweetsi Masisi who ascended to the presidency on April 1.

Mr Gare, of the ruling BDP, claimed the seat with 4 093 votes against Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) Mr Jonathan Sethono's 1 530.

Speaking in an interview after the swearing in ceremony, Mr Gare said his focus would be on pushing his predecessor's agenda.

He cited the construction of a hospital in Moshupa which he said was expected to start in the final quarter of this year.

Mr Gare promised to ensure that the water scarcity problem the constituency had grappled with for years became a thing of the past.

He said he would push for the constituency's connection to the Selokolela boreholes.

Mr Gare also said he would advocate for the improvement of the state of roads in the constituency.

The new MP promised to constantly engage his constituents on matters affecting them.

Source : BOPA

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