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(From Mmegi / The Reporter (Botswana) - AAGM)
Byline: Ryder Gabathuse
When Botswana Unified Local Government Service Association (BULGSA) members descend on Masunga village next Monday for their conference, they will be sharply divided between the old guard and the 'young Turks'. The highlight of the four-day meeting will be the elections. The venue of the event, Masunga Senior Secondary School, will be a hive of activity as campaigning teams try to win the hearts and minds of supporters.
As it has turned out to be, the presidential race has become the main battle in which three experienced labour politicians will slug it out. The trio, the incumbent president, Pelotshweu Baeng, his deputy Goretetse Kekgonegile and former BULGSA vice president Losika Mosarwa are ready for the duel. Baeng and Mosarwa claim to be the emerging group that wants to usher in radical changes whilst Kekgonegile and others reportedly represent the old order that strictly resist changes. But given their styles of operations, the trio seems to be swinging in the same direction. At the end of the day, it is the general membership that will decide who leads them.
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