Botswana ‘s Leader of opposition in in parliament, Botsalo Ntuane has told Zambian President Michael Sata that Botswana is concerned about Zambia’s deregistration of opposition political parties.
And Sata whose government is refusing to increase salaries for teachers has said there is need to pay teachers well.
Botswana opposition leader Ntuane told Gabz Fm news that the opposition in Botswana was concerned about the situation in Zambia.
Ntuane met Sata on Monday evening.
And while opening a school in Botswana on Tuesday, Sata, said there is a need for teachers to be remunerated properly to motivate them to produce quality students who can compete confidently on the global market.
He was officially opening Mogoditshane Senior Secondary School in Gaborone.
He went on to say that the development of human resources is the most significant tool for tackling the socio-economic challenges in the SADC region.
Sata said education is essential in the attainment of sustainable development as it empowers a nation through the creation, application and spreading of knowledge. He noted that it is a great equalizer through career development.
He went on to call for collaboration in the education sector between Zambia and Botswana. President Sata says this can be done through twinning of schools, exchange visits between institutions of learning and regular participation in educational fairs in the two countries.