Botswana - Local government
Local government is carried out by 10 district councils and four town councils—Gaborone, Francistown, Lobatse, and Selebi-Pikwe. Executive authority in each district is vested in the district commissioner, who is appointed by the central government. The commissioner is assisted by the district council and the district development committee, which are partly appointed and partly elected. Botswana also has traditional village councils, called "kgotla", which serve as public forums at which villagers can express opinions.