18/02/2015 News / Laureate elected to district council in Botswana

Laureate elected to district council in Botswana

Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Law, 18/02/2015

In October 2014, Jumanda Gakelebone, representative of 2005 Laureate First People of the Kalahari (FPK), was elected to the Ghangi District Council for a five-year term.

As Councillor, he is able to bring his people’s developmental concerns and issues directly to local and national government authorities. Among the issues Gakelebone is taking up is Botswanan President Khama’s nationwide ban on hunting, which FPK and Survival International (RLA 1989) strongly oppose for being against the interests of indigenous communities in Botswana.