Botswana National Front (BNF) welcomed 194 party members in Maun last Saturday at a rally that was addressed by Dr Elmon Tafa in Boseja East ward.
When welcoming the new members to the Maun East constituency, Tafa reminded his listeners that politics was a game of numbers before he commissioned the new members to go out there and recruit more members to help unseat the BDP from government.
Botswana, Tafa argued needed to be liberated because the independence it acquired in 1966 was nothing more than just a flag and a national anthem.
“Poverty is increasing and we cannot call a situation whereby the country’s resources benefit and enrich a few people true independence,” he said.
Amongst the Umbrella Party soon to be unveiled policies were skills based education to equip the youth to be ready for the job market when they finish school and strengthening the manufacturing sector to bolster the economy and to reduce exports, Tafa revealed.
The Ngamiland region, Tafa observed was one of the least developed areas but had it not been for the BCP split from the BNF in 1998 it wouldn’t be the case because opposition would have won the elections then.
“This goes to show that there is a hidden agenda by BCP to keep the BDP in government as further evidenced lately by the party’s refusal to become part of the Umbrella body which consists of the BNF, the Botswana People’s Party and the Botswana Movement for Democracy.” said Tafa as he urged Ngamilanders to vote for the BNF in the next general elections.