Gaborone, 16 October, 2019 / 2:51 am (ACI Africa).
As citizens of Botswana prepare to take part in general elections slated to take place next Wednesday, October 23, a Bishop in the landlocked Southern Africa country has encouraged eligible voters to participate in the poll, seeking to elect candidates that promote human welfare through social responsibility, Vatican news reported.
“Our participation in political life requires that we promote: The sacredness of human life, human dignity, support for marriage and family, social responsibility and respect of the common good, the just sharing of resources and wealth and compassionate solidarity with the poor and marginalized,” Bishop Frank Nubuasah of Gaborone in Botswana said in a letter addressed to the people of Botswana.
In his pastoral letter, Bishop Nubuasah has reminded the electorate that “It is important that we listen carefully to each one of them (candidates) and not let emotions take over our hearts and minds.”
“To vote, you must know who you are voting for and what he/she stands for,” Ghanaian-born Bishop Nubuasah said.
He expressed his awareness of the challenges Botswana continues to face saying, “Although our democracy is more than 50 years, we do have major challenges as a nation.”