Opposition Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) has failed to register all the 57 constituencies to attend the party’s inaugural congress scheduled for this weekend at St Joseph’s College in Gaborone.
The congress was postponed last month by the interim leadership on grounds that the party wanted to give other constituencies a chance to register and forward names of their delegates.
They said even if the number of constituencies which will attend the congress formed a quorum they believed that all constituencies deserved to be represented at the congress.
BMD Chairman for Mobilising Committee, Kabo Morwaeng stated that although they did not manage to have all the 57 constituencies registered for the congress, they were satisfied with 50 which have registered to attend.
Morwaeng said it was a commendable effort because they had managed to increase their number by 15 in a space of four weeks.
Meanwhile Morwaeng was cagey on who will officially open the congress.
“That one is a surprise. What I can say is that our guest speaker is a well known person countrywide. The person has done a lot for this country; it’s a very important person,” he said.
He also mentioned that they will have speakers from the Botswana Congress Party (BCP), Botswana National Front (BNF), Botswana Peoples Party (BPP), Botswana Federation of Public Sector Union (BOFEPUSU) and Botswana Federation of Trade Unions (BFTU).