Democracy, like a plant does not grow or develop on its own.it must be nursed and nurtured if it is to grow and flourish. It must be believed in and practiced if it is to be appreciated. And it must be fought for and defended if it is to survive
Seretse Khama, first President of Botswana, speech given at the opening of the fifth session of Botswana’s third National Assembly in November 1978.
Only democracy guarantees human rights, the rule of law, accountability and basic freedoms that we have enjoyed over the years.