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Moswaane dismisses Masisi bull initiative

Daniel Chida

Member of Parliament for Francistown West, Ignatius Moswaane, has dismissed President Mokgweetsi Masisi’ bull initiative, saying it is funded by the state.

When speaking at the launch of Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) candidate for Bosele ward this afternoon, Moswaane said that sometime between 2018 and 2019, Masisi took P36 million from Ministry of Agriculture to run his initiative.

“He took other funds from the Cattle Levy because he knew those funds were not being utilised but now he wants to tell us that he is getting assistance from his friends, but that is not true,” he said.

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Moswaane added that Batswana should also be wary of Masisi’s frequent overseas trips as, he said, they are personal. “It is clear that he has farms in Texas where he has been frequenting. How did he become so rich in the five years he has been a president,” he wondered.

Moswaane further pleaded with Bosele residents to consider their future when voting in the coming Bosele Ward By elections.

He said that despite the ward being 1000 metres away from the State House and Office of the President, residents in the area still use pit latrine. “The Botswana Democratic Party government does not care about you. There is no sewage system in your area,” he said.

Bosele ward will next weekend go for by-elections with UDC represented by Mpule Maplanka, BDP by Isaac Moseki while Botswana Congress Party will be represented by Kaelo Kgomotso.

The post fell vacant following the death of area Councillor, Thabanyane Mmualefe.

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