Date: 22nd January 2012
Population: 2.06 million.
People Groups: Tswana 79%; Kalanga 11%; Kgalagadi, Herero, Bayeyi, Hambukush, Basarwa (“San”), Khoi, whites 10%.
Languages: English (official), Setswana, Ikalanga.
Religions: Christianity 70%, none 20%, indigenous beliefs 6%, other 4%.
Government: Type: Republic, parliamentary democracy.
Branches: Executive–president (chief of state and head of government),
His Excellency the President, Lieutenant General Seretse Khama Ian Khama, first born son of Botswana’s founder President, the late Sir Seretse Khama,
And the cabinet:
Legislative — popularly elected National Assembly; advisory House of Chiefs.
Judicial — High Court, Court of Appeal, local and customary courts, industrial labor court.
Living Conditions: Botswana is ecomically sound with a very low level of corruption. Over half the population is rural relying on subsistence farming. However, the unemployed outnumber the work force HIV/AIDS infection is very high and the affect on the country has been great. There is now free government-funded ARV drug treatment and a good awareness programme in place. Botswana is a model country in Africa with high growth in GDP.
History: Botswana was the northern part of Bechuanaland and, along with Lesotho and Swaziland, resisted inclusion in the Union of South Africa. It remained under British rule until it became independent in 1966. It has been a model of democracy with well regulated elections and a peaceful transfer of power between successive presidents.
1. A spiritual hunger and awareness to come upon the nation.
2. The Lord to reveal a Man of Peace.
3. The Lord to raise up workers who will make disciples.
4. Recognition of spiritual powers over the nation.
5. Leadership who know and serve the Lord Jesus Christ.