PANEL DISCUSSION

DEATH PENALTY: HANGING?

BOCONGO invites you to a panel discussion on "CAPITAL PUNISHMENT " to be held on Thursday 22nd March , 2018 at 5.30pm at Masa Square Hotel in Gaborone ,Botswana.

Invitation - Panel Discussion on Funding of Political Parties – Who pays for politics?

 Funding of Political Parties – Who pays for politics? On the 31 August 2017, Masa Hotel at 1730hrs  Botswana Council of Non-Governmental Organisations (BOCONGO) and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) invite you to a Panel Discussion on, Funding of Political Parties – Who pays for politics? On the 31 August 2017, Masa Hotel at 1730hrs  The aim of this panel discussion is to foster the participation of and dialogue between various stakeholders, including governments, civil society organizations academic communities, so as to create an understanding of who funds political parties In Botswana and who pays for politics. The vast majority of political parties’ funds come from the private sources, and there are no legal requirements for political parties to disclose from where they get that money. This blind spot means that the relationship between money and politics is shrouded in secrecy. Non-transparent political party financing poses a grave threat to democratic development. The public has a right to know who is bankrolling the political parties and candidates that seek their vote, and how the funds are spent. The most questions to be ask but not limited will be: Is there a need to constitutionally recognize the roles and functions of political parties?  Should there be public financing for political parties?  Do we only need public campaign funding or do we need a comprehensive system of public party funding?  How to make the present system of private political finance more transparent? For further information and to confirm you attendance please contact Duduetsang Mothelesi at pr@bocongo.org or +267 3911319