BDP 1999 Manifesto Botswana

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Botswana Democratic Party 1999 Manifesto

A Millennium for Opportunities

Festus Gontebanye Mogae (P.H, M.C.C., MP) PARTY PRESIDENT


The BDP’s message to Batswana for the 1999 elections is “Take advantage of the opportunities offered by BDP in the coming millennium.” Together we will make Botswana a country to be proud of. Let us collectively create a life of self- reliance as opposed to a dependency syndrome ‘Mokodua go tsosiwa o o itsosang’. We have come a long way over the past 33 years in terms of economic and social developments. In this our 1999Manifesto, we creatively and deliberately open a vista of opportunities geared towards enhancing the quality of life of all Batswana.  Emphasis is on empowerment of Batswana, to enable them to participate meaningfully in every aspect of our economy. Our aim is to involve all stakeholders in substantially reducing current levels of poverty and unemployment with the long-term objective of eradicating poverty.  The BDP will continue to provide the necessary leadership, policy, and strategies to achieve these objectives.  Social equity and justice will be essential considerations as we craft policies and programmes. Issues of balance, pertaining to vulnerable groups, gender, ethnicity, geographical location, languages and other imbalances will feature prominently on our development agenda. Furthermore, we will pay special attention to the development of a strong civil society, laying emphasis on population dynamics and human development. The BDP will continue to pursue new strategies to mitigate the effects of HIV / AIDS and arrest the spread of the virus. The opposition has spent the last 5 years perfecting their skills in opposing everything the BDP has done without offering alternatives. What is even more disturbing is that in the process, they have also excelled in their resort to intolerance and abuse. They have failed dismally to offer Batswana a viable alternative. Since the formation of the BDP in 1962, we have provided capable visionary leadership, first to the membership of the party, and in the running of the affairs of the country. The party has remained one solid and united force under the leadership of Sir Seretse Khama, followed by Sir Ketumile Masire, and now, under my leadership. We cannot afford to enter the new millennium with uncertainty. Now would be the worst possible moment to try out any of the alternative opposition parties. Vote BDP and be guaranteed peace and stability, dignity, human rights, prosperity and equality before the law.


Foreword … 1
Table of contents … 2
1994 Manifesto Promises and deliveries:
1. The Economy … 6
2. Poverty and Unemployment … 6
3. Social Services and Physical Infrastructure … 7
4. Private Sector and Economic Development … 8
5. Labour Relations … 10
6. Public Sector … 11
7. Education and Training … 12
8. Agriculture … 13
9. Gender Equity … 14
10. Youth … 15
11. Sport, Recreation and Culture … 16
12. Vulnerable Groups … 18
13. Democracy and Civil Society … 18
14. HIV / AIDS … 19
15. Defence and Security … 20
16. International Relations … 20
17. Conclusion … 21


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