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OPINION: Batswana wake up you have the power in your hands.


Politics is a competition of ideas and the voters get to choose the right candidate. Its upon an individual to elect who they want to lead them. I am not a political analyst however it is very apparent that as Batswana we are forgetting the gem we hold upon our grabs.

The countdown has already began as October is around the corner and the elephant in the room is who should be sent to be our president, which party is eligible to be voted into power.. Let’s sit down and think, let it sink and understand our role in all the commotion. It is from your choice that will determine what government Botswana will have after October, a powerful and progressive government or a stale and flawed government,it within your power as a voter.
A voter holds the key towards the progress of a country. Whoever he/she chooses, the fate of the entire nation rests on that certain individual’s hand. Think of how lives will be impacted by aptly choosing the wrong person or party.

Use your voice and vote to change the future. Be conscientious enough and hold your head up high knowing that you voted by what your heart and mind dictates not by the desire of greed. Money is more powerful to others and it is no secret they simply could not resist the power it brings. However, remember that money does not last and a coin received today will be a paper to be stolen from government funds later on.

Voters should stop giving politicians power by allowing their livelihood to be dependent upon politicians ,the country will remain in the hands of politicians unless voters recognize their power and push government to provide job and business opportunities.

Unemployment cries can stop once we exercise our power as the people of this nation and let us all be patriotic in our choices.Patriotism is love of country. But you can not love your country without loving your countrymen and countrywomen. We don’t always have to agree, but we must find the common ground, we must build bridges across our differences to pursue the common good.

The future is yet in your power. Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. Choosing the right people to rule is such a powerful force. There’s nothing quite as powerful as people feeling they can have impact and make a difference A ruler needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.

We elected politicians to represent our needs and speak on our behalf and we also need to be responsible enough to hold them accountable. There is power in the ballot paper and there is also power in making sure that those you put in power serve their purpose.