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.

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Caesar Kurewa
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May 17, 2007 @ 7:07 am
Sir /Madam

I am a Political Science and Administration student at the University of Zimbabwe. Could you please assist me with more information on the development of local government in Botswana; the issue of community participation in local elections; sources of revenue; the structure of the local government system; structure of the councils, both local and rural;and the distribution of powers between the central government, local government and the traditional leadership.

Thank you for your assistance
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letsie molapo
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Oct 18, 2007 @ 12:12 pm
Sir /Madam
i am a student at the National university of Lesotho awritting a dissertation on local governance in African COUNTRIES
Could you please assist me with more information on the development of local government in Botswana; the issue of community participation in local elections; sources of revenue; the structure of the local government system; structure of the councils, both local and rural;and the distribution of powers between the central government, local government and the traditional leadership.
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Alois
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Mar 7, 2008 @ 2:02 am
Sir/Madam

The information on Local Government institutions in your country is well articulated. I am Dvelopment Studies student with Unisa and I have so much interest in Local Government structures. Keep the information flowing and this informative. If you could even detail it more for my purposes.
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tshegofatso serurubele
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Apr 19, 2012 @ 2:14 pm
i am a public administration student in the university of botswana. i would very much appreciate assistance with the development of devolution in botswana. thank you
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marx konias moyo
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Oct 7, 2013 @ 4:04 am
iam a student at midlands state university doing honors degree in local governance, thank you for the information pertaining to local governments in botswana, i appreciate

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