Batswana oppose letting politicians and senior civil servants participate in public tenders

Concerned about corruption, Batswana overwhelmingly say that politicians and senior civil servants should be barred from participating in public tenders, according to the latest Afrobarometer survey.

Recent scandals have linked senior politicians and civil servants to corruption in government procurement processes, leading some projects to be halted.

Survey findings also show that while half of Batswana say the level of corruption in the country has increased over the past 12 months, most believe that people risk negative consequences if they report corruption to the authorities.