HIV/AIDS impacts negatively on elections PDF Print E-mail
The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), like other organisations, is affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Richard Senthumoleng, IECs principal elections officer in Botswana, said this when officiating at the commemoration of the Month of Youth Against AIDS. He said voter apathy particularly among women is also likely to increase with the increase in the number of HIV/AIDS patients, as they are traditionally the ones who take care of the sick. Read more...