We needed more time- Saleshando

Daniel Chida

Leader of Opposition, Dumelang Saleshando, has complained of disorganization within the government following the adjournment of a special parliament meeting this afternoon.

In an interview with this publication, the Member of Parliament for Maun West said they were given copies of the new government gazette this morning and were expected to deliberate on it in the afternoon. “I am talking of a Gazette which has 19 clauses that needed to be amended.”

He said that initially, on Sunday they were given a different copy of the Extraordinary Government Gazette which was published on the 30th April and only had two clauses, something he said they didn’t have a problem with since they had more time to look at it, but were surprised to see a new one being introduced today. “The attorney General took us through the new gazette during the General Assembly in the morning and we were expected to debate it in the afternoon. It’s impossible because we have to consult on a number of issues.”

He said that the embarrassment could have been avoided if there was no crisis in the leadership of the country. “We have crisis within the leadership especially during the Covid 19,” he added.

The special parliament will however continue tomorrow after this afternoon’s adjournment which was done to give MPs time to study and consult the proposed amendments.

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